Welcome! The Episcopal Diocese of Washington comprises over 38,000 people in the District of Columbia and Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles and Saint Mary’s counties in Maryland. The heart of our life and ministry is found in our 88 congregations, numerous schools, service ministries, and in the lives of our members. We invite everyone to know, love, and follow Jesus. Join us!
Bishop Mariann Budde
I speak today as a disciple of Jesus Christ, who taught us, by his example, to welcome children when they come to us, to welcome, not detain them. He taught us that however we treat the least among us--those most vulnerable and in need of care---is how we treat Christ himself. Our nation's immigration policies have been devastating for children for a very long time. The level of cruelty rises with each new policy, thus far without sufficient outrage among the American people to compel our elected officials to change course. Read More.
Becoming Good Soil: Healthy Clergy and Healthy Congregations," takes up the theme of our Diocesan Strategic Planning Process and will occur May 7-9 at the Claggett Center. We're excited about this year's dynamic agenda -- you'll leave Clergy Conference spiritually invigorated and equipped with a host of implementable ideas.
A Spiritual Home
The diocese's many congregations vary in size and demographics, and worship in distinctive styles. But all are committed to deepening our relationships with God and with one another. Find a church.