St. George Church

Buffalo, New York

St. George Church

Founded 1962

Diocese: Diocese of New York and New Jersey

Deanery: New York State Deanery


2 Nottingham Terr
Buffalo, New York 14216

Church: 716-873-9106

Parish Contacts

V. Rev. Alexey Karlgut
Home: 607-785-7512
Rev. Jason Vansuch
Acting Rector
2 Nottingham Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14216
Home: 716-875-4222
Rev. Dn. Mark Hoeplinger

Lay Leadership

Reader John Kirwan
Choir Director
Mrs. June Pavlov
Church School Coordinator


General Location
St George Church is located next to Delaware Park and the Buffalo Zoological Gardens in Buffalo.

From the west
Take NYS Thruway to I-190 to Rt 198 east (Scajaquada Expressway).  Follow Rt 198 to Delaware Ave (north exit).  Immediately after getting off at Deleware Ave, take the first right (Nottingham Terr).  Follow Nottingham Terr to end (Amherst St).  Church is at the corner of Nottingham Terr and Amherst St.

From the east
Take Youngman Highway (I-290) to NYS Thruway (I-90 west).  Take I-90 to Rt 33 west (Kensington Expressway).  Follow Rt 33 to Rt 198 (Scajaquada Expressway)—NOTE:  only 1 entrance to 198 from 33.  Follow Rt 198 to Delaware Ave exit (only 1 exit).  At end of the exit, at the stop sign, turn right onto Nottingham Terr and proceed through stop light.  Follow Nottingham Terr to end (Amherst St).  Church is on the corner of Nottingham and Amherst.

Schedule of Services

Saturday Evening
4:00 PM Great Vespers followed by Absolution and Confession

Sunday Morning
9:30 AM Hours
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy
Church School and Coffee Hour Fellowship in Parish Fellowship Hall following Liturgy

Eves of Feast Days
4:00 PM Great Vespers with Litiya

Mornings of Feast Days
9:30 AM Hours
10:00 AM Divine Liturgy

Please refer to our parish website for a complete schedule of services for Great Lent and the Nativity Fast, as well as if you would like to have use of our Parish Fellowship Hall. To have use of the church or to arrange Baptisms, Marriages, Moliebens, Panahydas, Funerals, please contact the Rectory.

Parish Background

St George Orthodox Church was founded as a multi-ethnic parish.  Over the years the membership became even more diversified, especially after the new church was built.  The parish joined the OCA in 1970.

St George’s Church on Nottingham Terrace in Buffalo is a model American Orthodox parish.  It is not dominated by a particular ethnic group nor tied to a single ethnic tradition.  On the contrary, it celebrates a blending of the traditions of many lands and peoples in an joyous, spiritual community.  We are African Americans, Albanians, Bulgarians, Egyptians, Ethiopians, Greeks, Germans, Hungarians, Irish, Italians, Lebanese, Native Americans, Puerto Ricans, Polish, Russians, Romanians, Ukrainians.  A solid American community.  All services are in English.

Today, the parish continues to be primarily a spiritual center, as well as a place where personal friendships are cherished and nurtured “with faith and love in Christ.”