THE HISTORIC PARSELLS CHURCH  P. O. Box 10670  Rochester, NY 14610 
As the name implies, The Historic Parsells Church has a long history, and one worth preserving. Here’s the really brief version: Memorial Presbyterian Church was founded in 1872 on Hudson Avenue in Rochester. East Side Presbyterian Church came along in 1901. They merged in 1939 to form East Side Memorial Presbyterian Church, and the new congregation continued in the East Side building at Denver Street and Parsells Avenue. Parsells Avenue Baptist Church was founded in 1895. Parsells Avenue Baptist Church and East Side Memorial Presbyterian Church merged in 1975 to form Parsells Avenue Community Church. The new congregation continued in the building at Denver and Parsells. Christ Community Church of Rochester was created in 2010. Parsells Avenue Baptist Church and Christ Community Church merged in 2015 to form The Historic Parsells Church. There, of course, is more to the story than just mergers and buildings. To make it easy for you to read, we’ve put together a single PDF file, which you can download by clicking one of the icons, or right-clicking and selecting "save target as." It may seem like a pretty good sized book, but it’s only a “booklet” compared to the amount of material available. So, the church is working on a lengthy book crammed with history, sermon summaries, and connections to the community — and lots of pictures. It’s called “East Side Endeavor.” It’s not available yet, but when it is, it will be available as an e-book.

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The Historic Parsells Church P. O. Box 10670  Rochester, NY 14610
As the name implies, The Historic Parsells Church has a long history, and one worth preserving. Here’s the really brief version: Memorial Presbyterian Church was founded in 1872 on Hudson Avenue in Rochester. East Side Presbyterian Church came along in 1901. They merged in 1939 to form East Side Memorial Presbyterian Church, and the new congregation continued in the East Side building at Denver Street and Parsells Avenue. Parsells Avenue Baptist Church was founded in 1895. Parsells Avenue Baptist Church and East Side Memorial Presbyterian Church merged in 1975 to form Parsells Avenue Community Church. The new congregation continued in the building at Denver and Parsells. Christ Community Church of Rochester was created in 2010. Parsells Avenue Baptist Church and Christ Community Church merged in 2015 to form The Historic Parsells Church. There, of course, is more to the story than just mergers and buildings. To make it easy for you to read, we’ve put together a single PDF file, which you can download by clicking one of the icons, or right- clicking and selecting "save target as." It may seem like a pretty good sized book, but it’s only a “booklet” compared to the amount of material available. So, the church is working on a lengthy book crammed with history, sermon summaries, and connections to the community — and lots of pictures. It’s called “East Side Endeavor.” It’s not available yet, but when it is, it will be available as an e-book.

Our History

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