What happened to the congregation at CSA?

Dear Members and Friends of Calvary St. Andrews,


On March 12, 2017, the Calvary St. Andrew’s congregation voted to concur with the recommendation of the administrative commission to dissolve the congregation. The final Sunday service was Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017. A service of thanksgiving was held Saturday, April 22, 2017.


If you are a current CSA member, your official membership will be held by the presbytery until you notify us otherwise. Please be in touch with me if you have questions.


At the congregational meeting, there was discussion about the future of the building. I shared several alternatives, including sale to a new owner or the retention of the building by the presbytery for mission purposes. Members of the administrative commission and others are working on a proposal to present to the presbytery at a later date. Again, if you have questions, please be in touch with me.


The food program will continue meeting the needs of neighbors. We are working on a transition in leadership to be able to better recruit volunteers and raise funds. Regardless of who owns the building, the food program will press on!


Members of the administrative commission are mindful about the bittersweet nature of this decision. Though it feels to us like the right one, it was not made quickly or easily. We remain grateful for the decades of faithful service that the congregation shared with the South Wedge neighborhood. That is why we are working so diligently to discern a creative use for the building as we move ahead.


It seems appropriate that the final worship service will be held on Easter Sunday, a sign of resurrection. Though the formal ministry of CSA will end, its fruitfulness will not. Lives were impacted as the gospel of justice and hope was shared with so many for so long. For that we are very grateful.




John Wilkinson

Moderator, Administrative Commission


Food Program Continues at Calvary St. Andrews


The Emergency Food Cupboard is available three days each week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.



For more information about our Food Program, click here

Coming Events

  • June 16th - 7:30pm
    1969 Grammy Award Ceremony Relived.
    Starring "Watkins and the Rapiers" along with many local guest artists.
  • June 24th - 2:00
    Local author 
    Richard Reisem will talk about his latest book:
    "Buried Treasures in Mt. Hope Cemetery"
  • June 26-29: ROC SALT mission program with youth from Third Presbyterian Church.

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Calvary St Andrews Presbyterian Parish


68 Ashland St (corner of Averill, 1 block east of Mt. Hope)

Rochester, NY 14620

Phone: 585 325-4950

Email us:  calvarystandrews@gmail.com