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  1. Religious Faiths Represented in the Greater Rochester Area
  2. Religious Faiths Founded in the Greater Rochester Area
  3. Places of Worship or Religious Organizations
    1. African Methodist Episcopal (AME)
    2. Anglican
    3. Baha'i' Faith
    4. Baptist
      1. American Baptist
      2. Regular Baptist
      3. Independent Baptist
    5. Buddhist
      1. General
      2. Mahayana and Vajrayana
      3. Zen
    6. Catholic
      1. Eastern Rite Catholic
      2. Melkite Greek Catholic
      3. Ukrainian Catholic
      4. Roman Catholic
      5. Rochester Catholic Organizations (non-parish)
      6. Roman Catholic inspired
      7. Other
    7. Christian Science
    8. Eckankar
    9. Episcopalian
    10. Evangelical Covenant Church
    11. Evangelical Free Church of America
    12. Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (FIRE)
    13. Hindu
    14. Jehovah's Witnesses
    15. Jewish
      1. Reform
      2. Conservative
      3. Orthodox
      4. Chabad Lubavitch
    16. Lutheran
    17. Mennonite
    18. Methodist
      1. Free Methodist
      2. United Methodist
    19. Metropolitan Community Church
    20. Mormon
    21. Muslim
    22. Nazarene
    23. New Age
    24. Nondenominational Christian
    25. Orthodox Christian, Eastern
      1. Assembly of Bishops
      2. Other jurisdictions
    26. Orthodox Christian, Oriental
      1. Coptic Orthodox
    27. Pagan
    28. Presbyterian
    29. Quaker (Religious Society of Friends)
    30. Reformed
    31. Santería
    32. Sikh
    33. Spiritualist
    34. Unitarian Universalist
    35. United Churches
    36. Uniterranism
    37. Wesleyan
    38. Zen Buddhism
  4. Other Sites of Interest

Religious Faiths Represented in the Greater Rochester Area

This is a (short) list of various faiths that have churches or civic centers in the Rochester area.

Religious Faiths Founded in the Greater Rochester Area

There are two religions that have their roots in the greater Rochester area. Spiritualism was founded right in the city of Rochester, by the Fox sisters. The Mormon faith originated in the town of Palmyra NY, just east of Rochester.

Places of Worship or Religious Organizations

African Methodist Episcopal (AME)


Baha'i' Faith




Mahayana and Vajrayana

* [WWW]White Lotus Buddhist Center - Meets at 815 Park Ave, Rochester. Mailing address PO Box 10384, Rochester 14610



The term [WWW]Catholic, which means "universal", is an umbrella term covering many churches other than the [WWW]Roman Catholic church. The Uniate churches, or [WWW]Eastern Rite Catholics, are one such group of churches under that umbrella.

Christian Science



The [WWW]Episcopal Church in the USA is part of the worldwide [WWW]Anglican Communion —which is composed of autonomous national churches with historic ties to the Church of England.

Evangelical Covenant Church

Evangelical Free Church of America

Fellowship of Independent Reformed Evangelicals (FIRE)


Jehovah's Witnesses





Metropolitan Community Church




New Age

Nondenominational Christian

Orthodox Christian, Eastern

The [WWW]Eastern Orthodox Church is a collection of churches with a fundamentally agreed on theology, but unique cultural distinction (i.e. Russian versus Greek). It is one of the most ancient branches of Christianity, with Roman Catholicism the only other Church sharing that distinction (they were both one church before 1050 AD).

Orthodox Christian, Oriental

The term [WWW]Oriental Orthodoxy refers to the communion of Eastern Christian Churches that recognize only the first four ecumenical councils — the First Council of Nicaea, the First Council of Constantinople, the First Council of Ephesus and the Second Council of Ephesus — and reject the dogmatic definitions of the Council of Chalcedon. Hence, these Churches are also called Old Oriental Churches. Despite potentially confusing nomenclature, Oriental Orthodox churches are distinct from the churches that are collectively referred to as Eastern Orthodoxy.

Coptic Orthodox



Quaker (Religious Society of Friends)





Unitarian Universalist

United Churches



Zen Buddhism

Other Sites of Interest