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How the Episcopal Church Works

In the Episcopal Church, every congregation is part of a Diocese.  St. Paul’s is a part of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York.  Currently our Diocese is working in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, which includes sharing a Bishop.  Our Bishop is The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe.

St. Paul’s is governed by the Rector, Wardens and Vestry.  The Rector is the priest responsible for the congregation.  The Wardens and Vestry are lay people elected by the members of the congregation to be a part of the governing of the congregation.

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