Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

Realm Initiative

Realm@EDOW: Connect your Church, Empower your Ministry!

In 2017, the Diocese of Washington launched an initiative in partnership with ACS Technologies to make the Realm Connect system available to EDOW parishes at a discounted rate and with premium features. The Diocese is also committed to sponsoring ongoing training for parishes adopting and using Realm. Over half of our parishes have now adopted Realm and more are migrating each month!

Realm is a fully online parish membership system that offers a comprehensive tool for tracking pledges and contributions, a way for committees and groups to coordinate and communicate, online event and meeting registration, tools for parish staff and group leaders communicate with parishioners and track hospitality follow up and engagement in formation programs, and an online parish membership directory.

In addition, parishioners are able to make pledges and contributions and engage fully with all these features online or through an app on any mobile device. The system also offers an optional accounting module to provide bookkeeping capability. The Realm system is continuously evolving and growing, so new features are being added to it in responses to the needs of parish clients. More information on Realm is available on the ACS website

Ongoing information and training sessions on using Realm are available to parishes in the Diocese of Washington at no cost.  Contact Peter Turner, IT Director with any questions.



Contact IT Director Peter Turner with questions.