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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