Episcopal Diocese of Western New York

Support for Congregations

st-martins-gi-confirmandsThe Diocese provides support for congregations in many ways.

The Congregational Development Team will provide help with visioning, connecting with your community, mutual ministry reviews, strategic planning and other topics.

The Congregational Support Team can provide consultation on capital campaigns, stewardship, bookkeeping & other financial administration.

The Episcopal Partnership for Mission and Outreach provides grants for ministry beyond your walls.
Partnership Grant Application

The Reynolds Funds provide grants to congregations, particularly in the areas of Church Development and Growth, Expansion of Mission and Outreach, Starting New Ministries, and Collaborative Ministries.  There are two funding cycles per year.
Reynolds Funds Grant Application

There are also resources available for Christian Formation, Sunday School, youth groups, worship and many other areas.

Contact Canon Cathy Dempesy-Sims (cdsims@episcopalwny.org) to get connected with the resources your congregation needs.

Annual Parish Info Form
This form must be completed using MS Word and may be saved from year to year and easily updated as needed. Please update it each year after your congregation’s Annual Meeting, and email to embrauza@episcopalwny.org.

2019 Clergy Compensation Guidelines & Supply Rates
2018 Clergy Compensation Guidelines & Supply Rates

Supply Clergy List (as of November 2018)

Resource on Giving Appreciated Securities


Materials from September 2018 General Convention Deputation Reporting Session


Materials from June 2018 Warden & Priest-in-Charge Day


Materials from February 2018 Warden & Vestry Day