2022 Diocesan Convention Survey

Thank you to all who attended the 127th Annual Meeting of the Convention of the Diocese of Washington. We’re grateful for your participation. Please take a few minutes to complete this Convention survey to further facilitate the work before us.

Welcome to the 127th annual convention of the Diocese of Washington








2022 Diocesan Convention Survey

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Listening to Rising Generations Survey

Listening to Rising Generations Survey

Survey for Listening to Rising Generations eventThanks to everyone who attended the Listening to Rising Generations discussion with Mark Yaconelli, Bishop Mariann, and the Rev. Canon Anne-Marie Jeffery on Friday, January 28. We heard powerful testimonials from four young adults of the diocese and Mark Yaconelli cast a Holy Spirit infused-vision of what’s possible when elders take the time to make genuine connections with the youth and young adults in our communities.

As we continue the work of prioritizing rising generations, we seek your engagement and reflections on how this evening has inspired you.

Please complete this event survey no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 4.

Want a replay of the event? Here’s the recording on our YouTube channel.


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Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Legacy to Episcopal Diocese of  Washington

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Legacy to Episcopal Diocese of Washington

Lecture by Archbishop Desmond Tutu at Washington National Cathedral

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Desmond Tutu

We in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington remember Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s many contributions to Washington and join the world in reflecting on his distinguished life and gifted ministry.

Desmond’s message of faith and reconciliation found a home in Washington. During the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa, the former Bishop of Washington, the Rt. Rev. John T. Walker, and Desmond formed a lifelong friendship. Thereafter, Desmond was welcomed in Washington throughout his life. On many occasions, the Washington National Cathedral offered Desmond its pulpit to share his soft but Godly voice against social injustice at home and around the world.

We in Washington listened to Desmond and saw his faithfulness. We watched Desmond fearlessly wade into a hostile crowd in South Africa to save a poor victim from “necklacing.” We witnessed his inspired leadership of the South Africa Truth and Reconciliation Commission seeking to transform a nation beset by racial strife to a nation that embraces diversity – to a rainbow nation. We prayed with Desmond as he underwent medical treatment in NYC.

The earliest collaboration between Archbishop Tutu and Bishop Walker forged a lasting bond between the Anglican Church of Southern Africa and the Diocese of Washington. They united first in a common resolve against racism. This shared ministry later grew to develop a model for the compassionate response to those suffering from HIV/AIDS in Southern Africa and the United States. Today, this same shared ministry has evolved to combat climate change and its devastating impacts on communities in need throughout the world.

Washington also has been blessed by Desmond’s deep conviction to safeguard children and ensure their education. Desmond served on the first Advisory Board for the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, established in memory of Bishop Walker. The tuition-free elementary school serves young boys living in underserved communities of Washington and seeks to nurture their intellectual, spiritual and moral foundations as exemplified by both Desmond and Bishop John Walker.

For these many blessings, we give thanks for Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. His immeasurable gifts have lifted up Washington to make us better people of God.

God Bless Africa and her native son Desmond and give comfort to his wife Leah and their four children during this difficult time.

This reflection was written by members of the Southern Africa Link Committee

Obispa Mariann y El Muy Reverendo Hollerith apoyan la Serie de Humildad y Competencia LGBTQIA+

Obispa Mariann y El Muy Reverendo Hollerith apoyan la Serie de Humildad y Competencia LGBTQIA+


Como muchos de ustedes saben, la Diócesis Episopal de Washington ha estado respondiendo al importante llamado a aumentar nuestra capacidad, lenguaje y prácticas para vivir mejor en nuestro valor de inclusión para la comunidad LGBTQIA.

Nos complace compartir que ofreceremos una Serie de Humildad y Competencia LGBTQIA+ a través de la Escuela de Fe Cristiana y Liderazgo. La serie sera ofrecidad en inglés con interpretación al español.

La serie tendrá lugar 6 miércoles consecutivos de 6:30-8pm EST a partir del 12 de enero de 2022 y termina el 16 de febrero de 2022.

Como su obispa, me complace participar en este curso, ya que todos crecemos en conciencia y solidaridad. Animo a todas las congregaciones de EDOW a aprovechar esta oportunidad, para que verdaderamente podamos ser una diócesis que ama como Jesús ama y da la bienvenida a todas las comunidades que llevan Su nombre.

Como deán de la catedral, estoy muy agradecido a EDOW y a la Escuela de Fe Cristiana y Liderazgo por crear esta serie. Como aliados de la comunidad LGBTQIA, tenemos que asegurarnos de que estamos haciendo todo lo posible para profundizar nuestra comprensión de la experiencia de las personas LGBTQIA con el fin de aumentar nuestro apoyo y ayudar a crear comunidades de bienvenida y plena inclusión. Espero que tantas personas como sea posible se registren para esta importante serie de seis clases.

Regístrese aquí y comparta en su comunidad.


La Reverendísima Mariann Edgar Budde, Obispa de Washington
El Muy Reverendo Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Deán de la Catedral Nacional de Washington

Obispa Mariann y El Muy Reverendo Hollerith apoyan la Serie de Humildad y Competencia LGBTQIA+

Bishop Mariann and Dean Hollerith support of LGBTQIA+ Humility & Competency Series


As many of you know, The Episcopal Diocese of Washington has been responding to the important call to grow our capacity, language and practices to better live into our value of inclusion for the LGBTQIA+ community.

We are happy to share that we will be offering a LGBTQIA+ Humility & Competency Series through the School for Christian Faith & Leadership.

The series will take place on 6 consecutive Wednesdays from 6:30-8pm EST starting on January 12, 2022 and ending on February 16, 2022.

As your bishop, I am pleased to participate in this course, as we all grow in awareness and solidarity. I encourage all EDOW congregations to take advantage of this opportunity, so that we might truly be a diocese that loves as Jesus loves and welcomes all into the communities that bear His name.

As the cathedral dean, I am so grateful to EDOW and the School for Christian Faith and Leadership for creating this series. As allies of the LGBTQIA+ community, we need to make sure we are doing all we can to deepen our understanding of the experience of LGBTQIA+ persons in order to increase our support and help create communities of welcome and full inclusion. I hope as many people as possible will register for this important series of six classes.

Please register here and share in your community.


The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde, Bishop of Washington
The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, Dean of Washington National Cathedral