Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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Interested in Becoming a Priest?

In this video, Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde explains the discernment process for ordained ministry in the diocese.


The following documents are available for download. Begin with the Discernment manual which lays out both what the diocese looks for in candidates for the priesthood and how the process unfolds. Form 2 explains the role of congregation-based discernment groups in the diocesan process.

The priesthood application deadline is August 9, 2019.

Members of the Commission on Ministry are available to work with congregations as they seek to become communities of discernment as part of their mission and ministry.