Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Engaging a changing world with
an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

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

Bishop's Writings

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

Our Stories

Strategic Plan Approved

Diocesan Council and Standing Committee unanimously approved a strategic plan for the diocese at a joint meeting on October 8. Read More

A Call for Regional Deans

As a key component for regional implementation of our strategic goals, we will build regional leadership networks led by regional deans. Read 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.  To find a congregation near you, visit our church finder.