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

Ministries & Networks

The diocese supports numerous ministries and networks through the efforts of Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde, her staff and a committed corps of volunteers.

The staff supports thriving Latino and campus ministries and also ministers to youth and families, young adults and those who work with them.

The bishop and the people of the diocese are active on issues of racial justice, gun violence prevention, interfaith and international relationships, creation care and the fight against hunger. 

The diocese, numerous congregations and a host of volunteers also support the Bishop John T. Walker School, a tuition-free Episcopal school for boys from traditionally underserved communities.

Ministries in Our Congregations

Campus Ministries

The diocese sponsors ministries on seven campuses in the District of Columbia and Maryland. 

Latino Ministry

Spanish-speaking immigrants, their children and grandchildren have created vibrant spiritual homes for themselves at seven congregations in the diocese.

Young Adult Ministry

The young adult ministry supports local congregations in reaching out to adults in their twenties and thirties with opportunities for fellowship and spiritual growth. 

Children, Youth and Families

The Children, Youth & Family Ministry supports parishes in helping  youth and families to grow spiritually. It also offers events that give children and their families the opportunity to have a transforming encounter with Jesus.

Diocesan Initiatives

Bishop John T. Walker School

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, is a tuition-free Episcopal school supported and administered by the diocese for boys from traditionally underserved communities. 

Hunger Fund

The fund provides grants to agencies in the District of Columbia and the four adjoining Maryland counties that supply food to hungry, impoverished children and adults in the region.

International Partners

The diocese maintains companion relationships with the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and the Middle East. 

The Ordination Process

The Commission on Ministry works with candidates discerning whether they are called to ordained ministry.

Networks and Programs

Creation Care

Through this network diocese promotes respectful care of God’s creation, and works against climate change and on behalf of climate justice. 

Gun Violence Prevention

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde is a member of Bishops United Against Gun Violence  a group of more than 65 Episcopal bishops working to curtail the epidemic of gun violence in the United States.

Immigration, Sanctuary, and Refugees

As a sanctuary diocese, the Episcopal Diocese of Washington serves as a place of welcome and healing, and provides other forms of material and pastoral support to immigrants and refugees. Learn More

Race and Social Justice

Join the diocese in working against racism and toward racial reconciliation, and in celebrating the great cultural diversity of its communities.