Welcome! The Episcopal Diocese of Washington comprises some 45,000 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 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.
Ordination to Diaconate
Bishop Mariann will ordain our seminarians to the sacred order of deacons on Saturday, November 12 at 10 a.m. at Washington National Cathedral. Learn more.
Many people who do not otherwise attend church will make their way to Episcopal churches all across the diocese on Christmas Eve. Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde shares best evangelism practices for the season. 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.