As Bishop-elect Rios prepares to join our diocese, we invite you to participate in a cherished Episcopal tradition by contributing to his gift fund. Your generosity will help provide essential liturgical vestments and symbols of office, ensuring a warm and welcoming start to his tenure.
Diocese of California elects the Rev. Austin K. Rios as its ninth bishop
Rios will be the diocese’s first Latino bishop
La Diócesis de California Elige al Reverendo Austin K. Rios el Noveno Obispo
Rios será el primer obispo Latino de la diócesis
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Bishop Ordination & Consecration
News and information about the May 4, 2024 ordination and consecration of bishop-elect Austin K. Rios.
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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 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.
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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