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.
Online nominations are open for regional positions including Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, and Deputy to General Convention. You can register yourself or another clergy or layperson from a region of the diocese online. Learn more
MissionInsite for Parishes
EDOW is pleased to announce that the MissionInsite system is now available for all parishes in the Diocese. This suite of robust demographic tools and in-depth reports will assist parishes with getting to know their local communities--a key element of growing and revitalizing our congregations and a vital component of the diocesan strategic plan's implementation. Learn More
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.