Capital Campaign

Stained Glass Window Repair

Windows Grant Write-up

The scaffolding is up.  We’re all ready to go.

Olivier on the left and Tony on the right – ready to work and transform SJEC!

Olivier working on the south front window which was in need of much repair to flatten it out and solidify it for the future. A job well done! — at St. John’s Episcopal Church of Canandaigua, NY.


The Rose Window on the left, restored and with the frame braces in place. Above you see the actual frames

and the center panel with the “big blue dot” – protective film on the new plexiglass.





The stained glass window project is now complete, with the exception of “Window #21” which will be replaced early next Spring. We are so grateful to Olivier Fournier and Antonio Belmonte for their professionalism and their incredible work ethic – we have saved the treasures of art and theology that surround us for many, many more years! And thank you to all of you for your generosity that made this task possible.

See more pictures in Gallery

New Windows in the Education Wing

Handicap Bathroom Installation

New Organ Console

Organ Pipe Restoration

The pipes are packed and gone off to Parson’s for cleaning & restoration. Sept. 7, 2017

Faith in Our Future Capital Campaign

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On Thursday evening, January 28, at 7 p.m., Linda Buskirk, our consultant from the Episcopal Church Foundation, made a presentation to the Vestry, the Discernment Committee, and anyone else who was interested, regarding the results of our recent parish survey.

Here is the result of the survey

Cover Letter for the Capital Campaign

Dear Member of St. John’s:
As Capital Campaign Chair of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Canandaigua, I am writing to request a few minutes of your valuable time. You are receiving this survey as a member of our congregation. Your e-mail will not be shared or used except for the purpose of this Feasibility Study questionnaire. St. John’s Episcopal Church is currently conducting a formal Feasibility Study to ascertain the willingness of church members to support a capital campaign. The views and comments of members of our church family about the proposed projects are important and will be considered. We are relying on you to help determine whether this proposed project would be a success. On the next page you will be able to view the tentative plans that have been prepared after months of work and the input of many. After reading the case statement, will you please donate just 15 minutes of your time to complete the questionnaire that follows? All replies are sent confidentially to the ECF Study Director. It is important that your response is returned by December 22nd. You should receive only one questionnaire per household. If you should receive more than one either by postal mail or e-mail, please reply only once. If you should have questions, please call me, Suzanne Blatchford, at (585) 394-4041. All of the information found in the case statement, along with additional materials, can be found on the church website at . Thank you for participating in this important study. Your assistance is appreciated.
Faithfully, Suzi

Capital Campaign Case Statement