Trinity†St. Peter's 175th anniversary

July 20 at 11 a.m.
The Trinity†St. Peter’s 175th-anniversary service promises to be both joyous and bittersweet: a celebration of the congregation’s rich history and a last opportunity to hear Bishop Marc preach before he retires as Bishop of California.

Camp Scholarship Fund

You’re warmly invitation to donate to the Camp Scholarship Fund honoring Bishop Marc and Dr. Sheila

Installlation of Bishop Austin

Sunday, August 11, 3 p.m. | Grace Cathedral | In-person and live-streamed
Join the Diocese of California as we celebrate the installation of Rt Rev. Austin Keith Rios as Ninth Bishop of California!

DioCal at General Convention

Follow what diocal’s deputation and bishops are up to at the 81st General Conventioin of the Episcopal Church.

Rewatch the ordination and consecration

A recording of the ordination and consecration of Austin Keith Rios as bishop coadjutor of the Diocese of California on May 4 is available in English and with Spanish interpretation.

Photo album

View photos from May 4, the day Austin Keith Rios was consecrated and ordained bishop coadjutor in the Diocese of California.

Did you know?

Learn about all the great things the people of DioCal are up to year-round on this ever-growing page!


Bishop Ordination & Consecration

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


DioCal Giving Guide 

Please consider giving to one of our many nonprofit organizations.


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 Handley Andrus

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Marc Handley Andrus is the Eighth Bishop of the Diocese of California. Elected in 2006, he serves as our 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. He plans to retire in July of 2024 and will be succeeded by Bishop-elect Austin Keith Rios.

Bishop Coadjutor Austin Keith Rios

On May 4, 2024, the Rt. Rev. Austin Keith Rios was ordained and consecrated as the Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of California. He will hold this title until July 2024, when Bishop Marc retires. At that point, the Bishop Coadjutor will assume the role of Bishop Diocesan, becoming our diocese’s sole bishop. He will be installed at Grace Cathedral on August 11, 2024. Rios was elected Ninth Bishop of California in December 2023. He previously served as the rector of St. Paul’s Within the Walls Episcopal Church in Rome. 

Top Visited Pages

Check out these pages for some of the most relevant and up-to-date information pertaining to the diocese! 

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.


Special events, workshops, and much more!

Find A Church

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Capital Campaigns

Resources and guidance for a successful campaign.

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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“The Beloved Community is the community of the whole—all of God’s people, all of life. In the Beloved Community, all find welcome in the arms of our Savior.”

- Bishop Marc on our Beloved Community vision

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