Ordination of Bishop-elect Austin Keith Rios

Invitations and registration for the Ordination & Consecration of Bishop-elect Austin Keith Rios on May 4 are now available!

Bishop-elect's gift fund

As Bishop-elect Rios prepares to join our diocese, we invite you to participate in a cherished Episcopal tradition by contributing to his gift fund. Your generosity will help provide essential liturgical vestments and symbols of office, ensuring a warm and welcoming start to his tenure.

Diocese of California elects the Rev. Austin K. Rios as its ninth bishop

Rios will be the diocese’s first Latino bishop

La Diócesis de California Elige al Reverendo Austin K. Rios el Noveno Obispo 

Rios será el primer obispo Latino de la diócesis

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Bishop Ordination & Consecration

News and information about the May 4, 2024 ordination and consecration of bishop-elect Austin K. Rios.  


DioCal Giving Guide 

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Statement of Solidarity

We acknowledge and pay respect to past and present tribal members of the Indigenous  nations …

About the Episcopal Church in the Bay Area 

The Episcopal Church in the Bay Area, formally known as the Diocese of California, is a diverse community of faith with congregations spread throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Approximately 18,000 baptized people form our 72 congregations. We are comprised of six deaneries (a geographical group of congregations): the Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and Southern Alameda deaneries cover their respective counties; the Peninsula deanery consists of all of San Mateo County and a small portion of Santa Clara County.

Bishop Marc

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus is our eighth bishop. Elected in 2006, he serves as the Episcopal Church in the Bay Area’s chief pastor and is charged with the apostolic work of leading, supervising, and uniting the churches of our diocese. Prior to his installation as Bishop of California, Andrus served as Bishop Suffragan in the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. 

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Staff Directory

The diocesan staff is here to answer your questions and link you to helpful resources.


Our annual Convention is where we prayerfully gather to discern our future as a diocese.


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Capital Campaigns

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Bishop Marc’s Climate Work

 Our bishop, the Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus, is a leading Episcopal voice for climate action. His faith-centered advocacy work includes leading the annual Episcopal Church delegation to the UN Climate Conference (COP).  

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