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Church Services at Bethesda

On Saturdays, there is a Eucharist (Communion or Mass) at 5pm. This is a said service in contemporary language (Rite II) and includes a brief sermon based on the appointed bible readings. This service is approximately 40 minutes in length. Sundays begin with a said Eucharist and sermon at 8.00am. This service lasts approximately 40 …

Mission

As members of Bethesda, our responsibility is to live and proclaim the word and deed of the Gospel. In the tradition of the Episcopal Church, we share and bear out witness to Christ; we seek to restore all people to unity with God and with each other by providing an environment which is positive, fertile, …

Visiting Bethesda

Bethesda is a nationally recognized example of Gothic Revival architecture, designed by Richard Upjohn in 1840.  It is listed as a contributing structure to the Downtown Saratoga Springs Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places.   The church is located at 26 Washington St,  just off Broadway. There is no on-site parking at Bethesda, …

Join Bethesda

We welcome all to join us in worship and fellowship, see our service schedule on the Home page.  You may also sign up for parish notices on the home page. Becoming a member of Bethesda requires regular attendance and support of the church. If you are interested in becoming a member, either contact our office …

Contact Information

Please feel free to contact our clergy or office staff with your questions or concerns. Bethesda Episcopal Church is located at 26 Washington Street Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 The parish office is located at 178 Elm Street, Suite 5 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 (518) 584-5980 OFFICE HOURS Monday 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday 9 …

Vestry

Pursuant to the Canons of the Diocese of Albany and the Episcopal Church, as well as the parish bylaws, Vestry members are elected on a rotating basis. Three members are elected each year for three-year terms. Members are limited to serving no more than two full three year terms. Wardens are elected to two years …

Parish Documents and Photos

Vestry News and Minutes 2021 May 19, 2021 Vestry Minutes May 5, 2021 Vestry Minutes April 21, 2021 Vestry Minutes March 17, 2021 Vestry Minutes February 17, 2021 Vestry Minutes January 20, 2021 Vestry Minutes Bethesda 2021 Draft Budget Bylaws The Parish Bylaws define the rules of governance by which we work together in Christian community. …

Priest-in-Charge

The Reverend Charles Wallace In August 2020, Bethesda Church welcomed the Reverend Charles Wallace. Charles comes to Saratoga Springs after 17 years at Saint Thomas Choir School, New York. One of only three residential schools in the world exclusively for boy choristers, Saint Thomas originally appointed Charles as chaplain, but after a year asked him …