The Diocese of California has a proud history at the forefront of Social Justice movements. To learn more about our our historical involvement all the way up to the present check out our crowdsourced and ever-growing social justice timeline!
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News and information regarding the search for the next Bishop of California
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 21,000 people form our 73 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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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!
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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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