About the Episcopal Diocese of Washington
The Diocese of Washington comprises 38,000 people in 86 congregations, and the heart of our life and ministry is found in those congregations, as well as in our Episcopal schools, service ministries, and most importantly, in the lives of our members. We’re learning together what it means to follow Jesus and to be God’s church.
While our name is the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, our congregations, schools and other ministries are located in four Maryland counties–Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles and St. Mary’s–as well as the District of Columbia.
Our mission, as a diocese, is to engage a changing world with an enduring faith in Jesus Christ so that more people may know God’s love.
Our priorities are growing Christian community, connecting spirituality to everyday life and striving for justice.
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Or maybe you jut want to explore a different worship experience.
Whatever the reason for your search, we’re here to help you find
a parish where your faith can flourish.
HISTORY OF EDOW
In 1895, the Diocese of Maryland was subdivided to create the Diocese of Washington, but the Episcopal Church’s history in this area of approximately 1,864 square miles – Washington, D.C., and the Maryland Counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles and St. Mary’s – began well before the diocese was born.