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

"This is what we do when we don't know what else to do"

"This is what we do when we don't know what else to do. We cling to one another, voice our grief, and offer up our prayers to God. Please join in the response. When we say, "Gracious God," we invite your response: Heal and Renew Us, O God." - Litany from the St. Mary's County prayer service following the Great Mills School shooting. Read more

See photos from March 24, 2018 March for Our Lives event in Washington DC and stay connected with Advocacy and Liturgical Resources. Learn 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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