Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Engaging a changing world with
an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

Welcome! The Episcopal Diocese of Washington comprises some 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

Bishop's Writings

Read Bishop Mariann's past sermons, reflections and other writings. More.

Meet the bishop

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde is the first woman elected to lead the diocese. She is committed to revitalizing and strengthening the congregations and core ministries of the diocese. More.

Our Stories

Faith Sharing Cards

At Convention, Bishop Mariann invited all parishes in the Diocese to explore using Faith Sharing cards as a way to invite others into conversations about their faith journey. Each card contains a printed question and provides a welcoming and safe way to engage one another and build relationships.  More.

Convention Resources

Read Bishop Mariann's 2018 diocesan Convention address, the sermon from the Rev. Delman Coates, review resolutions, ballot results, and more. More.

A Spiritual Home

Find a Church

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.

For Newcomers

If you are new to the area or new to the church, we invite you to take the first steps to discovering how we live out a faith rooted in shared prayer and real relationships.  

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