Around the Diocese

July 22, 2014
The Rt Rev Marc Handley Andrus met on Saturday, July 19, with more than 25 of the vocational deacons of the Diocese of California at St. James’/La Iglesia del...
July 22, 2014
[Monday, July 21, 9:47 a.m.] The bishop of the Diocese of California and the trustees of Grace Cathedral announced today that the dean of Grace Cathedral, the Very Rev. Dr....
July 21, 2014
On Tuesday, July 15, Amanda Kiernan, planned giving officer for the Diocese of California, distributed checks totaling over $1.7 million dollars to eight San Francisco Bay...
July 21, 2014
I’m ridiculously grateful to have had the opportunity to be part of such a large, warm, open, and understanding community. Each person inspires me in a way that I hope I can...
July 21, 2014
[Editor’s note: The Rev Richard Smith, vicar at St John the Evangelist, San Francisco, spent part of last week with clergy from around the U.S. in El Paso, Texas,...
July 15, 2014
On Saturday, July 12, the Diocese of California celebrated the 40th anniversary of women in the priesthood with a Celebration of Women’s Ministry. Over 200 women and men from...
July 4, 2014
Surrounded by family and friends, the Venerable Anthony Turney died peacefully at 12:50 a.m. on July 4 at Coming Home Hospice in San Francisco, following a three-...
July 1, 2014
On Friday June 27, 13 DioCal high school youth took DioHouse by storm for their pre-Episcopal Youth Event (EYE) overnight orientation. In one week, these youth will travel...
July 1, 2014
[Editors’ note: this is part 1 of 3 on a recent conference on postcolonial theology held in Kenya. Canon to the Ordinary Stefani Schatz attended with her husband the Rev. Dr...
June 26, 2014
Episcopal Charities recently announced this year’s grants to organizations that connect underserved populations to valuable resources and support. These programs include...
June 24, 2014
On Monday, June 23, roughly 80 people gathered at Beaux, a bar on Market Street in the Castro neighborhood of San Francisco, for the annual Pride Mass coordinated by the...
June 24, 2014
After a time of prayer and consideration and following the June 22 service, the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California, suspended the mission congregation of El...
June 22, 2014
 On Saturday, June 21, Michael Reeves died in a tragic bicycle accident in Monterey County. Michael was the husband of Rt. Rev. Mary Gray-Reeves, bishop of El...
June 17, 2014
[Editors’ note: This article is a personal reflection from the Rev. Matthew Woodward, rector of Transfiguration, San Mateo, and president of the Peninsula Deanery.]On a...
June 17, 2014
Two UTO grants were awarded to the Diocese of California last week for work at Holy Child and St. Martin’s, Daly City, and in a companion diocese grant to the Diocese of Lake...
June 16, 2014
[Editors’ note: This article is a personal reflection from Communications Working Group Associate Francesca Pera.]What do you do when you live within short walking distance...
June 10, 2014
This past weekend, June 6–8, approximately 25 members of the young adult ministry of the Diocese of California gathered for its annual common|life retreat. The goal of this...
June 9, 2014
In August 2013 the Rev. Justin Cannon, vicar of St. Giles’, Moraga, told his congregation that he’d once known a woman who wanted to visit her local Episcopal church but...

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