Zion Church – Colton, NY

Colton, ZionDeacon Vicar: The Rev. Patricia LaVine
Location: 91 Main St.
Mail: PO Box 108, Colton, NY 13625-0108
Telephone: (315) 262-3106
Saint Lawrence Deanery

Zion Church, Colton, is nestled in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in Colton, NY. In 1877, a group of Episcopalians formally organized St. Mary’s Mission which was recognized and accepted into the Diocese of Albany.  In 1883, Thomas Clarkson’s family gave the present church building to the Glory of God as a memorial to his wife, Elizabeth.  The name was changed to Zion Episcopal Church and consecrated on July 16, 1884 by Bishop William Croswell Doane.  The parish has been served by many priests, vicars, deacons and lay persons.  The parish’s mission statement is, “We are ambassadors of Christ.  Our mission is to learn the mind of Christ, offer prayers in Christ, and do the deeds of Christ.”