We are a welcoming, Christ-centered community, caring for each other and trying to do God's work in the world. Come join us! We are located at the corner of Main & Center Streets in Hornell, NY.

Service Times:

Sunday Eucharist, 9:30 AM

Tuesday Service of Healing, 9:30 AM

Christ Episcopal


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We are pleased to announce that The Reverend Shanna Hawks will be our new priest starting June 1, 2023.

Starting May 21, 2023, our Sunday Service will begin at 9:30 AM.

Our Ministries

The Thrift Shop

We sell good, clean used clothing and housewares for $1 each. Periodically we run a $1/bag sale All our earnings are donated to worthy causes, such as the Food Pantry, Turning Point, or local youth scholarships. We accept donations of good used clothing, shoes, and small housewares. Open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM- 1 PM. Find Thrift Shop updates at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069571660541

The Food Pantry

Our Food Pantry is supported by the Thrift Shop, parishioners, friends, and monetary donations. The Thrift Shop and Food Pantry work with others in our city who assist those in need, and have helped many people in our area. They are open Thursdays from 11:00 AM-1:00 PM.

Daughters of the King

The Mission of The Order is the extension of Christ’s Kingdom through Prayer, Service and Evangelism. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, our vision as Daughters of the King is to know Jesus Christ, to make Him known to others, and to become reflections of God’s love throughout the world.

The Sanctuary and The Chapel

Join us for Worship- we'd love to meet you!

We hold Coffee Hour downstairs on Sunday following the Worship Service. Join us for coffee and snacks. Everyone is welcome!

Our People

Love one another, as Christ has loved us.

Our History

The first effort to establish an Episcopal Parish in the area was made in 1850 or 1851, by The Rev'd. Asa Griswold. At the end of December, 1853, The Rev'd. James A. Robinson visited to determine interest in establishing an Episcopal Parish. On the first Sunday in January, 1854, Fr. Robinson officiated with a large congregation. On March 1, 1854, The Rt. Rev'd. William H. Delancey, then Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York, gave his approval for the organization of a Protestant Episcopal Parish at Hornellsville, Steuben County, New York. The newly formed parish met in Washington Hall for approximately seven years, until the building of the present Christ Church. In 1859 the Vestry purchased a lot owned by Judge Hawley for the sum of one thousand dollars. This lot was subsequently exchanged with Martin Adsit for the one on which Christ Church now stands, at the corner of Main and Center Streets. The cornerstone of Christ Episcopal Church was laid on May 2, 1860. On Christmas Day, December 25, 1860, the first worship service was held. In 1954,

Christ Church celebrated a century of service to God and the community. On Tuesday, July 16, 1957, fire swept through the interior of the sanctuary. While initially expected to be a total loss, efforts of the fire departments to save the building paid off. Firefighters broke through the roof instead of breaking the stained glass windows to pour water on the fire. Worship continued in the Parish Hall during the summer. Over time, the church was restored to the beautiful interior you see today. In 2004 that Christ Church celebrated its 150th anniversary.

The Windsor Window

Our Windows

The Rev'd. Edwin S. Hoffman (1890-1907) created the Lloyd Windsor Memorial Fund for the procurement of a suitable memorial to Fr. Windsor. The selection for the memorial was made by Charles Adsit and the widow of Fr. Windsor. This beautiful Tiffany stained glass window has graced the altar area for many years.

The Esther Adsit Window

Placed in the church in 1889, records indicate this Window was an early Tiffany Studio design. It was given in memory of Esther Adsit, who headed the committees that raised money to purchase the pipe organ, the bells, and to pay for the construction of the original Parish Hall.

The Painted Angel Window

The Painted Angel window was a gift to the church in 1917 by Donald Sharp, in memory of his wife, Mrs. Jessie Rawson-Sharp. The artist and studio that produced the window are unknown When viewed up close, the glass depicting the blue and gold cloth glows and looks almost real.

The Adoration of the Shepherds Window

This window was given to the church in 1929 by Olive Buisch in memory of her mother, Mrs. Helen M. S. Greenhow. This is a Tiffany Favrile Glass window with the Tiffany signature in the lower right-hand corner. According to Tiffany: "Favrile glass is distinguished by brilliant or deeply toned colors, usually iridescent like the wings of certain American butterflies, the necks of pigeons and peacocks, and the wing covers of various beetles."

The Angel of the Field Window

Placed in the church in 1917, this window was given in memory of Evelyn Hakes-Brown. The Louis Comfort Studio signature appears in the lower left corner. This window is listed in the book 'Examples of Our Work', published by the Tiffany Studios, 1912.