Diocesan Events

These are events that are happening in the next few weeks in the Diocese and the dates of some events further out.  If you are part of a committee or commission of the Diocese and are having an event or meeting that you want people to know about, please submit your event for posting on this page.


September 9
Explorer’s Day

If you are interested in entering the ordination process, attending Explorer’s Day with the rector or priest-in-charge of your congregation is the first step.

The next Explorer’s Day will be September 9 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Erie, PA.  St. Mark’s address is 4701 Old French Road.  Erie, PA 16509.

Explorer’s Day starts at 9:30 am and ends at 3 pm.  It is important that you plan to be there for the whole day.

Your priest (or a warden from your congregation) must attend Explorer’s Day with you.

If you wish to attend Explorer’s Day, have your priest or warden email Vicki Zust (vzust@episcopalwny.org) by September 3 to reserve a place.

The next Explorer’s Day will be Saturday January 20, 2018 at the Diocesan Ministry Center in Tonawanda.


September 10
Episcopal Day at Darien Lake

Join fellow Episcopalians, including Bishop Bill, for an end-of-summer romp through Darien Lake Amusement Park on Sunday, September 10th.  The day includes an early cook-out of hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks, and sides from 3:30 – 5:00 pm.  The cost of the day is $25 per person ($10 if you are a season pass holder) which includes the ticket to the park, dinner, and a pass for free parking.

Come by yourself or bring a group from your church.  There will be an Episcopal home base near the carousel beginning at 1:00 pm.

To order your tickets send an email to wschumacher@episcopalwny.org.  Tickets will be sent out the last week in August.


September 23
Safe Church Training

It is the charge of every Christian to respect the dignity of every human being, to that end we offer Safe Church Training.

Safe Church Training protects not only volunteers and employees, but also those under their charge. By raising the awareness of leaders, everyone is safer.

Safe Church consists of two courses: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Adult Sexual Harassment & Exploitation Prevention. Volunteers such as Sunday School teachers, youth leaders, and youth camp staff are required to take “A Safe Place for Children.” All clergy and employees of the diocese and its congregations are required to take both courses.

The next class will be held:


Save these Dates!

Look for more information to come about the following events:

  • September 15-16 – Clergy Overnight
  • October 27-28 – Diocesan Convention