From the Bishop

August 20, 2020
Dear clergy and lay leaders of the Diocese of California, 

Please know that you are very much on my heart as you not only continue to show incredible courage and...
August 18, 2020
The Cosmic Christ is way of seeing the risen and living Jesus Christ in his fullness, both with us in our individual and community struggles, and present to the entire...
July 21, 2020
Soon after I became Bishop Suffragan in the Diocese of Alabama in 2002, a group of adults joined me in birthing a process we called the “Pilgrimage for Peace.” The purpose of...
July 14, 2020
This note was originally sent out in the clergy newsletter, Clergy Connect on July 2. Since many of our clergy are on vacation, we are reposting it here. Please help...
June 30, 2020


A message from Bishop Marc:

 
Dear friends in Christ,
 
When Canon Michael Barlowe brought the newly-ordained Eric Metoyer onto diocesan staff, it was a...
June 30, 2020
Plus a note of thanks to the diocese, from Tom



Dear Friends in Christ, 

It is with appreciation of and respect for him that I announce to the diocese that our...
June 16, 2020
Dear friends in Christ,
 
I and the other bishops of the Episcopal Church in Northern California (Diocese of California, Northern California, San Joaquin, and El...
June 2, 2020
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at...
April 24, 2020
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Dear Clergy of the Diocese of California,
 
As you know, new face mask mandates went into effect throughout the Bay Area this...
April 3, 2020
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Bishop Marc has issued the following guidelines for congregations through May 10, 2020. These guidelines are in alignment with the...
March 18, 2020
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Dear friends in Christ,

 
As shelter-in-place orders take effect throughout the Bay Area, and with deep love for and faith in...
March 12, 2020
*traducción al español a continuación* 

March 11, 2020

Dear friends in Christ,

“And who is my neighbor,” the lawyer asked Jesus. Jesus answers by telling one of the...
March 3, 2020


Desplácese hacia abajo para leer en español

The Diocese of California and the congregations of our diocese are giving uniformly good guidance for the safest practices for...
July 16, 2019
Like so many people in the United States and around the world, I am sickened and deeply distraught by the destructive, dehumanizing language the President of...
July 2, 2019


“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matt. 18:5

We, the bishops of the Episcopal Church in California, write to express our opposition to the inhumane...
March 26, 2019
Grace and peace to you, in the Name of Jesus Christ. We are the bishops of the six dioceses of the Episcopal Church in California. On March 13, Governor Gavin Newsom signed...
March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ,

As many of you are aware, next week is the spring meeting of the House of Bishops in North Carolina, which I will be attending. One...
January 10, 2019
Letter to the Diocese of California from Bishop Marc Andrus

Dear friends in Christ,

This past summer, at our General Convention in Austin, Texas, the Episcopal Church took...

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