Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Engaging a changing world with
an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

Newcomers

If you are new to the church community, curious about the Christian faith, or wondering what it means to be an Episcopalian, you've come to the right place!

We don’t pretend to have all the answers, but we welcome and value the questions of believers, doubters and nonbelievers alike. We put our stock in shared prayer and mutual relationships—with God and with one another—not in religious rules or doctrines.

We invite you to take first steps to discovering the faith and ministries of the Episcopal Church and encourage you to get involved. Explore here what it means to be an Episcopalian to get a sense of how we view and live out our faith, and, if you desire, become a part of our worshiping community.

The variety of growing ministries in the Diocese of Washington reflects the rich diversity of our community and our commitment to engage the world and connect the everyday lives of those we reach to a deepened sense of spirituality and a growing faith in Jesus Christ. 

Empowered by faith, and with a firm belief in the dignity of every human being, we are answering God's call to strive for justice and peace by speaking out on key social justice issues. As God's word became flesh, so our words must be translated into action.

For us, the Episcopal tradition is where the light shines the brightest. 

Come worship with us, or if you’d like to have a conversation with a member of our diocesan staff about a particular ministry of the diocese, visit the staff directory

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