Chapel of the Good Shepherd


Chapel Exterior

An Episcopal Chapel
Chautauqua Institution
Clark at Park Avenue
P.O. Box 81
Chautauqua, NY 14722

The Episcopal Chapel of the Good Shepherd, located on the grounds of The Chautauqua Institution, welcomes all to worship during the nine-week Chautauqua season.

Priests from churches throughout the world-wide Anglican Communion are invited to apply to serve as chaplain for a week, making for interesting services and sermons.

Episcopal Chaplains for the 2019 Chautauqua season: 

Week 1; The Rev. Georgene (Gigi) Conner, Priest-in-Charge, St. Alban's Episcopal Church, St. Petersburg Beach, FL

Week 2; The Rev. Tim Johnson, Rector, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, College Park, MD

Week 3; The Rt. Rev. Sean Rowe, Bishop, Dioceses of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York

Week 4; The Rev. Paulette Magnuson, Diocese of Texas

Week 5; The Rev. David Cobb, Interim Rector and Director of Contextual Theology,  Christ Church, Chattanooga, TN and School of Theology, The University of the South, Sewanee, TN

Week 6; The Rt. Rev. Eugene Sutton, Bishop, Diocese of Maryland

Week 7; The Rev. William Wells, Jr., EFM Leader, Retired, Diocese of Virginia

Week 8; The Rev. Canon Dr. Jay Geisler, St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Week 9; The Rev. Joanne Eppley-Schmidt, Associate Rector,  Trinity Episcopal Church, Princeton, NJ

Last Sunday; The Rev. Joseph Kozlowski, Diocese of Western New York

In addition to summer worship services, weddings and baptisms and other special services can be scheduled at the chapel by contacting the Vicar.

This summer chapel is part of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York:  Oversight is provided by the Diocese, the Good Shepherd Board of Trustees, and the chapel Vicar, the Rev. Virginia Carr.  Funding for the chapel is provided solely through contributions by summer residents and visitors.

For more information about the Chapel, contact the Rev. Virginia Carr, Vicar, c/o St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 12 Elm Street, Westfield, NY, 14787; phone 716-949-9234, or email

For information about the Episcopal Cottage, the denominational guesthouse on the grounds especially (though not exclusively) for Episcopalians, go to:

For information about Chautauqua Institution, its schedule and many programs, go to:

Applications for Episcopal Chaplaincy in 2019 are invited. Download the materials from the chaplaincy page and submit by September 2018. Once the Vicar receives confirmation from the clergy who have been selected, the list will be posted on this website following the current Chautauqua season.