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

Statement on Migrant Families Separated at the Border

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.

Events

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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