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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 24,000 people form our 75 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.
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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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).
We received news this morning that the Supreme Court has struck down Roe v Wade. It must be underscored that this decision further endangers the lives of vulnerable women living in poverty, people who are often Black and brown. The road to restore justice in the wake...
In the unrelenting onslaught of mass shootings that continue to wrack our country, the shooting at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Vestavia Hills, Alabama has wrung Sheila's and my hearts in a personal way. I was ordained as a bishop in Alabama, and St. Stephen's is...
From Bishop Marc's Facebook post on May 24 Words cannot express the horror, shock and grief that Sheila and I are feeling as we watch the news unfolding about today’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. At this time, fourteen children — second,...
The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. Every three years it meets as ...
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