Around the Diocese

March 2, 2021
A year ago, on March 13th, the Episcopal Church lost one of our greatest treasures, The Rt. Rev. Barbara Clementine Harris, who was the first woman bishop ever ordained in...
February 9, 2021
St. Edmund’s in Pacifica “planted” a peace pole in front of their church and dedicated it on January 18th in honor of the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In...
October 6, 2020
HONORING SEAN SWIFT

Whereas, Mr. Sean Swift has faithfully served the Diocese of California as the Executive Director of The Bishop’s Ranch, stewarding this beloved...
September 9, 2020
Watch video of the heroic event here 

The local Marin County and California resources were strained to the maximum the weekend of August 24 – 25 with the Woodward...
July 21, 2020
The video of George Floyd’s excruciating eight-minute 46-second death under the knees of a Minneapolis police officer and with the aid of fellow officers was the final...
June 30, 2020
Dear fellow members of the Diocese of California:

A final Happy Pride as we close out the month. 

This year’s Pride is different, because, this June, the global...
May 14, 2020

Looking forward to phased reopening

As we communicated in last week’s Clergy Connect, our diocesan COVID-19 worship and gathering guidelines have been extended...
May 5, 2020
As Governor Gavin Newsom has outlined, the reopening of our communities will happen in phases, with the loosening of some restrictions expected to begin later this week...
May 5, 2020
In early March, Barbara Bisel was hunkered down in Moraga, and like everyone, became heartbroken hearing the desperate need of healthcare workers for PPE, especially face...
May 5, 2020
St. Dorothy’s Rest, in conversation with our partner agencies and the Sonoma County Department of Health, has made the decision to forgo summer camp operations for 2020 in...
May 5, 2020
Dear Friends of the Ranch,

Over the past few months we have been hard at work planning and preparing for a full Summer Camp season at the Ranch. As dynamics surrounding the...
April 20, 2020
Every year during Lent, the Church of the Resurrection collects nonperishable food for the Monument Crisis Center. This year the goal was to collect 13 barrels of food which...
April 7, 2020
“I'm sitting here in shock and gratitude. We have whole families that have lost their work. Thank you again. May God bless the Episcopal Impact Fund team.” – Rev. Anna...
March 31, 2020
Vestry calls

First, our vestry has called, emailed and followed up with every family in our current address book. This has resulted in vestry leader and parishioners...
March 31, 2020
This fall, St. Gregory of Nyssa's The Food Pantry will celebrate twenty years of working to feed hungry San Franciscans and build a resilient community of hope. Like most...
October 8, 2019
Each day in the Unites States, people grieve the loss of loved ones due to gun violence. Christians, in particular, want to make our society safer but we can feel frustrated...
September 17, 2019

St. Mark's, Palo Alto welcomed a solar panel array to their Parish Hall rooftop with a blessing by the Rev. Matt McDermott, rector, and the Rev. Lindy Bunch, associate...
June 18, 2019

When I first started to come out publicly in my college days (1988-1992) a big part of that process was attending Pride celebrations every summer. The ability to march in...

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