Episcopal Diocese of Western New York

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.


January 14
Feast of Lights
St. Luke’s, Jamestown

The Feast of Lights tells the story of the spread of the Light of Christ through readings, music and the lighting of candles.

The service is led completely by acolytes.  All acolytes are invited to be a part of the service.

There are parts for everyone. We need readers, candle lighters, candle snuffers, and people to hand out things.

The 2018 Feast of Lights is January 14 at St. Luke’s, Jamestown.

Acolytes should arrive at St. Luke’s at 2 pm.  We will assign parts, practice the service a few times and then have pizza.  Youth who are not acolytes are welcome to participate as well.  Everyone should bring vestments if they can.

The service will begin at 4 pm.  The service lasts about an hour.

Please email Wendy Schumacher (wschumacher@episcopalwny.org) with the number of participants your congregation is bringing or with any questions.


Save these Dates!

Look for more information to come about the following events:

  • January 13 – Clergy Day @ Diocesan Ministry Center
  • January 20 – Explorer’s Day @ Diocesan Ministry Center
  • January 21 – Discover Sundays! @ Diocesan Ministry Center
  • February 4 – Family Winter Fun Day @ Lancaster Lodge, Como Park, Lancaster
  • February 24 – Warden & Vestry Day @ Diocesan Ministry Center
  • March 11 – Discover Sundays! @ Diocesan Ministry Center
  • March 22 – One Diocese Event @ Diocesan Ministry Center
  • March 27 – Renewal of Ordination Vows @ St. Paul’s Cathedral