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

For Clergy

This page is designed to assist clergy with finding commonly requested information, forms, and reports.

Annual Reports

All parishes are required to a file annual parochial reports. Visit the parochial report page here to file. 
All non-parochial clergy in the diocese are required to submit an annual non-parochial clergy report form. 


Clergy who are not canonically resident in the Diocese of Washington are required to be licensed annually.

Canons and Clerical Discipline

For diocesan and national canons, refer to the Constitution and Canons page. The current version of the diocesan canons is available in Part V of the diocesan Journal.

Weekly Bulletin & Leadership News

Clergy and parish leaders in the diocese receive a biweekly email containing news and reminders of approaching events and deadlines and occasional reflections by the bishop. Everyone is invited to subscribe to Leadership News, but it is geared toward clergy and parish leaders, who may miss important information if they do not subscribe. 

Subscribe to the Diocesan Leadership News


For employment opportunities, visit the Employment page and subscribe to the weekly Bulletin newsletter to stay up to date on new openings.

Lay Leaders

For details on lay ministries and requesting licenses for lay ministers, visit Lay Ministry. Refer to the Safeguarding section for details on sexual misconduct prevention training requirements. 

Salary, Benefits, and Pensions

Details of guidelines on clergy salaries, benefits, health and dental insurance, and pensions are available in the Compensation and Benefits section.

Sexual Misconduct Prevention Training

Visit Safeguarding God's Children for details of requirements and training dates.

Staff Directory

To contact a member of diocesan staff or view the staff directory, visit the Staff Directory.

Supply Clergy

To view a list of currently available supply clergy or to become listed, visit the Supply Clergy page.


Currently the SE Tax rate is 7.65% (one-half of the total 15.3%). The SE offset is taxable. The Church Pension Group offers a tax guide for clergy and parishes that is updated annually.

Training & Conferences

For training opportunities and conferences designed for clergy, please refer to the Event Calendar where events will be posted. Training opportunities for clergy are also published in the biweekly Leadership News email which clergy and parish leaders receive.

If you would like more information on any of the above or have questions, please contact a member of the diocesan staff. We are always happy to help!