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Seeking, Serving, Sharing Christ

"Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ." —Ephesians 1:2

Welcome to Christ Church, Cooperstown! We are a thriving parish of the Diocese of Albany, part of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America and the worldwide Anglican Communion. Our story stretches back over 200 years to the earliest days of Cooperstown. We are blessed by our congregation’s legacy of caring and service in this village, in Otsego County, and throughout the world. We are also blessed to worship in beautiful, historic buildings that have been lovingly maintained and enhanced over many generations. But most of all, we are deeply blessed by the vibrant life that we share within these walls today.

This lively congregation offers many opportunities for worship, study, fellowship, and service in the Name of Christ Jesus our Lord. Whether you are a long-time resident of Cooperstown or a newcomer to the area, you are welcome here. Whether you are a life-long Episcopalian, a visitor from another tradition, or a newcomer to the Christian faith, you are welcome here. Whether you happen to wander in casually for a brief visit or have been searching eagerly for a place to learn, grow, and be transformed, you are welcome here!

If you would like more information about Christ Church, wish to speak with our Rector (which is the title we use in the Episcopal Church for the priest/minister who is responsible for a Parish), want to be added to our mailing list, or simply want to update your entry in the Parish records, please contact the Parish Office. Better yet, come to church this Sunday and take part in the serviceYou are welcome here!

I have just been revolutionizing Christ’s Church, Cooperstown, not turning out a vestry but turning its pine interior into oak—bona fide oak—and erecting a screen that I trust, though it may have no influence on my soul, will carry my name down to posterity. It is really a pretty thing—pure Gothic, and is the wonder of the country round.
— James Fenimore Cooper, April 22, 1840