Rochester Churches Tioga County


Location: Tioga County, Nichols
Address: D. L. & W. Station (57 N. Main St.), Methodist church (59 S. Main St.) Map
Parish formed: June 1960
Present church built: Worshiped in abandoned Erie Railroad station from 1960-1967; shared church with Methodist community from 1967 until closing
Present affiliation: Closed
Date closed: 1977/8
Web site: n/a


  • Fr. William J. O'Brien, June 1960-July 1965 [upon death; Pastor of St. Patrick Owego]
  • Fr. Leo J. Matuszewski, Aug. 31, 1965-June 27, 1973
  • Fr. Thomas H. Watts and Albert Cason, June 27, 1973-1977/8 [co-pastorate]


A Catholic chapel was established in the village of Nichols in June 1960 by Fr. William J. O'Brien, pastor of St. Patrick's church in Owego. The chapel was intended to serve the roughly 150 Catholics who resided in the village; mostly employees of the nearby IBM facility in Binghamton. The former D. L. & W. Railroad station was rented out. In 1967, the community began to share a local Methodist church for Sunday Masses. The Nichols chapel would cease to exist as of 1977/8.

Exterior Photographs

Methodist Church site
Historical Photographs


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