St. John's Episcopal Church in Medina, New York is the oldest church congregation in Orleans County.

Built of Medina Sandstone, the first service was held in the current building on Christmas Eve 1838, prior to completion of the structure in 1841.  The interior of the building has been carefully restored, an ongoing process and work continues to maintain the fine stained glass windows commissioned by families as memorials over the years. In addition, there are two mosaic memorials by Jacob Holzer.

Rite II Sunday Services are held at 10:30 each week, the Reverend Nancy Guenther officiating. Healing prayers are offered during the service on the fourth Sunday of the month.

Study classes led by Nancy Guenther are ongoing, with books and materials selected for the appropriate liturgical season.  Children's religious education and nursery care are also available. We will read Lent and Holy Week: Bridges to Contemplative Living by Thomas Merton for this year’s Lenten study. Please contact the office for a copy if you are unable to come to services.              


Bishop William Franklin Farewell 

There will be several opportunities say goodbye to our bishop, including the event listed below.  Donations to the Franklin Fund are also being accepted. 


Our New Bishop

A Service to Pass the Crozier from Bishop Franklin to Bishop Sean Rowe will be held on Sunday, April 7 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Buffalo.  We will celebrate Bishop Bill’s ministry and formally welcome Bishop Sean as our Bishop Provisional. A reception is scheduled to follow. Sean Rowe will serve for five years under an agreement between the Diocese of Western New York and the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania. 



 Bishop Sean Rowe



We are pleased to announce our third Antiques Appraisal Day will be held on April 6th from 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

The cost is $6.00 for one item or 5 for $25.00. All proceeds go to St. John's Episcopal Church.

Call 798-3219 to schedule a time for your items. Photographs of larger items are welcome.


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