Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

Licenses and Reports

Paperwork isn't normally done on paper any longer, but it is still important to keeping the diocese and its congregations running smoothly. Here find the necessary forms to request licenses for ministry and report on congregational activities.

Clergy Licenses

Here are instructions for clergy who need to obtain or renew a license to minister in the diocese.

Licensed Lay Ministries

In the Episcopal Church, lay leaders serve alongside ordained leaders. Here are the licenses required for some ministries.

Non-Parochial Reports

All clergy who are canonically resident in the diocese but are not included in any parish's parochial reports make an annual report to the bishop on their ministry.

Parish Election Reports

At every annual meeting, a congregation may elect members of the vestry, wardens and convention delegates. This information should be certified and filed with the diocese. 

Parochial Reports

Every congregation is required to complete an annual statistical report called the parochial report.