An Experiment for the Sake of the Gospel

Our dioceses are on a journey to discover how collaborating can help us transform our congregations and communities through the power of Jesus Christ. In our churches, everyone is welcome, without exception.

Welcome from Bishop Rowe

Welcome! God is calling us into a new reality here on the southeastern shores of Lake Erie. We hope you will join us in answering this call as we reach out to people who do not know the transformational power of Jesus Christ, people who have been pushed to the margins, and people who feel like they aren’t worthy to step into one of our big stone churches. The road to transformation may be rocky at times, but we hope you will walk it with us.

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About our Partnership

In 2018, our dioceses pledged themselves to an unprecedented collaboration because we believe that God was calling us to embrace new ways of working on behalf of the Gospel here along the southeastern shores of Lake Erie. We are 90 congregations, spread across 20 counties, but we are one church, united by faith and dedicated to serving our communities and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ. Here in this part of the country that many have forgotten, we believe that we have the potential to lead the church into a new season of growth.

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Find a Church

It isn’t always easy to find our way to God. The disciples we encounter on the road to Emmaus were heading in the wrong direction! They didn’t even recognize Jesus, whom they had followed for years—until he broke bread with them. Our church finder was created to make your search a little easier. Use it to locate congregations, ministry centers and church-related organizations across the region. You don’t have to be a member to attend our services, get involved in our work, or find solace and sustenance through our ministries.


Bishop Sean Rowe

From Bishop Sean: Thoughts on the Lambeth Conference

Dear People of God in Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York: Tomorrow I will fly to London and then travel by bus to Canterbury, England, where the Lambeth Conference of bishops from across the Anglican Communion will take place from July 26 until August 8. This is my second time attending the Lambeth Conference, which…

Budget Targets Met: Draft 2023 Diocesan Budgets Available for Review

The Diocesan Councils of the Dioceses of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York have approved draft 2023 budgets, which are now available for review: Download the Northwestern Pennsylvania operating and program budgets Download the Western New York operating and program budget Download the Northwestern Pennsylvania assessment calculations Download a comparison of the 2018 and 2023…


Standing Committee _ NWPA
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am
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WNY Council Meeting
Sep 13 @ 6:00 pm


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NWPA Council Meeting
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm


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