Bethesda Episcopal Church – Historical Information

Bethesda Episcopal Church, incorporated as a church on October 4, 1830, has a long and fascinating history that intersects with the history of the national Episcopal Church and with the history of Saratoga Springs, New York.


Historic Bethesda Church

Tour & Guide of Historic Bethesda I Beginnings Bethesda Episcopal Church was incorporated in October, 1830. Services were initially conducted in a refitted spring house donated by John Clarke, one of the first vestrymen. This chapel was at the intersection of Putnam and Congress Streets in what is now Congress Park. In the decade that …

A History of Bethesda

Order Your Copy of A History of Bethesda Episcopal Church: Worship and Healing in Saratoga Springs, New York Bethesda Episcopal Church was formally established in 1830. This book celebrates the significant spiritual presence of this church in many lives for nearly two hundred years. Within its pages, you will find fascinating stories and photographs that …

Bethesda’s Dazzling Windows

By Lynda Edwards:  “Dazzling windows contain mysteries” in the Times Union [Albany, NY],  August 14, 2020