Our Mission: To cultivate the God-given gifts of all in order to share the living water of the Calvary oasis.

Calvary occupies a unique corner of the world in a very special community! This faithful congregation is dedicated to Christian service, wholesome stewardship, and the prayerful desire to deliver love and neighborhood into our 21st-century world. We listen. We respond. We celebrate. We continue to be a dynamic outpost for the work of Jesus Christ!

Service Schedule:

Holy Eucharist, I at 8:00 am
Holy Eucharist, II at 9:00 & 11:00 am

Summer Sundays: May 29 - Sept. 4, 2016
Holy Eucharist, I at 8:00 am
Holy Eucharist, II at 10:00 am

Healing Service & Holy Eucharist at 5:15 pm

Holy Eucharist at Noon


calvary is Discerning to hire a full-time rector 

In the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, you will find Calvary Episcopal Church. Built 150 years ago, it is a spiritual oasis for visitors to the world-renowned Mayo Clinic and home to approximately 400 local parishioners. Calvary is a vibrant, welcoming, and inclusive home to diverse families, couples, and individuals, all of whom are seeking a spiritual center. With more than 100 children in our youth programs, from preschool through high school, our parish life is full: we pray together, we play together, and we serve others together.

We are in the process of conducting a nationwide search for a new rector, following the retirement of our previous rector after 30 years of devoted service. Traditions, both old and new, make Calvary unique. Our three Sunday services are steeped in Anglican liturgy and tradition, and while many of our activities are drawn from the church calendar, many are more distinct to Calvary, such as our famous “Stone Throw,” our Calvary Kids service group and annual St. Nicholas Day party for our children.

Four parishioner-led Core ministries are at the heart of Calvary. These include Faith Formation Core, Worship Core, Service Core, and Administration Core. We are present within our own walls and in our community. Calvary aims to fulfill the spiritual needs of all people in our congregation, including children and youth.

Learn more about our Rector Search.



Led by outstanding choirs our worship services are rich in historic tradition. Our services compliment our inclusive atmosphere. Learn more >      


Calvary offers Faith Formation opportunities for PreK - Adult on Sunday mornings and weekdays during our program year. Throughout the summer kids can experience camps, VBS and mission trips. Learn more >


From our establishment in 1860 to stained glass windows by Tiffany.  Learn more>


Mayo Clinic Visitors

Episcopal Pastoral Services (EPS) is a hospital-visitation ministry, providing regular visits for Episcopal patients at the Mayo Clinic. Learn more>

Fellowship abounds year-round at Calvary Episcopal Church! Check out ways to connect with Calvary and its parishioners. Learn more >  


Calvary's choirs lead worship every Sunday as well as at special services throughout the year. Newcomers ages Kindergarten to adult are welcome at all of our choirs. Learn more>


Calvary searches beyond it's own good fortune to give generously to our community, state, nation and world. Learn more>



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