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Welcome to

Church of the Ascension



All are welcome in Christ's community

Weekly in-person Worship

Holy Eucharist, Rite II Sundays at 8:00 & 10:15 am


Welcome to Father Abi John


We are pleased to announce the hiring of The Rev. Abidhananthar John (Fr. Abi John) as priest in charge at Ascension. Father Abi and his family are moving to Rochester from Watkins Glen and his first Sunday will be on September 19th. Please be sure to attend Church that Sunday to welcome them!

Fr. Abi John was ordained in 2004 in the Church of South India. In the Rochester Diocese, he served at  Savona Good Shepherd Episcopal Church during 2017 - 2018, where he was actively engaged with the local community. His association with the fire department made some remarkable avenues in the growth of the church.

In 2019 he was called to be the Priest-in-Charge

at Saint James Episcopal Church, Watkins Glen

and Saint John's Episcopal Church, Catharine,

New York. He is blessed with his wife Angeline,

who is a qualified post graduate science teacher

and worked in India. As a family, with their two

children John and Alfina, they are committed to

serve  the church with the people of God for a

meaningful faith engagement.


                                                  about Fr. Abidhananthar

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