Around the Diocese

March 24, 2015
In August/September 2012, the average gallons of water used per day at St. Anselm’s, Lafayette, more than doubled from 1500 to 3500. After noting this spike, the office...
March 10, 2015
[SFOP Press Release | March 9] Amilcar Perez Lopez, a 21 year-old Guatemalan construction worker, was shot multiple times and killed by SFPD on Thursday, February 26. SFPD...
March 10, 2015
St. Dorothy’s Rest welcomed sixteen youth from All Souls, Berkeley; St. James, Oakland; St. Matthew’s, San Mateo; and St. Paul’s, Burlingame, for the fourth annual diocesan...
March 3, 2015
On a very sunny Sunday, March 1, Bishop Andrus made an official visitation to St. Anne’s, Fremont. In his sermon on taking up one’s cross, Bishop Marc pointed to how Abraham...
March 3, 2015
“I value a robust Episcopal chaplaincy at Stanford because I care about the students having that resource at this important moment in their lives and also because, as a staff...
February 10, 2015
What can 170 people in a cathedral do on a Saturday? They can package 10,000 meals for international hunger relief through Stop Hunger Now, but only after they’ve attended a...
February 10, 2015
St. John’s, Ross, and their wonderful volunteers hosted the thirty-second Happening retreat in the Diocese of California. This storied weekend is led by a staff of high...
February 10, 2015
Episcopal Charities continues its annual grassroots outreach to each deanery as it seeks nominations for grant recipients from around the Bay Area. By reaching out locally...
February 3, 2015
On Wednesday, January 28, the Executive Council of the Diocese of California went on its annual retreat at The Bishop’s Ranch in Healsberg. The retreat offers Executive...
January 21, 2015
A crowd of around 35 people gathered in the garden area of St. James, San Francisco, on Sunday, January 18 for the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California, to...
January 21, 2015
Sunday, January 18, approximately 45 people gathered at St. Cyprian’s, San Francisco, for a Service of Truth, Reconciliation, and Solidarity in honor of the Rev. Dr. Martin...
January 13, 2015
On Saturday, January 3, the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus facilitated his annual Epiphany reflection day at The Bishop’s Ranch. Through the course of the five-hour reflection...
January 13, 2015
On Saturday, October 20, 2012, an electrical fire broke out at about 10 p.m. in the sacristy of Good Shepherd, Berkeley. The sacristy was completely destroyed, and the...
December 16, 2014
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. James, Oakland, is becoming more and more a universal feast to celebrate diversity, justice, and peace. The cultural diversity is...
December 9, 2014
On Saturday, December 6, the New Skellig Community was formally welcomed as a congregation of The Episcopal Church after nearly three years of discernment by the...
December 9, 2014
The Bishop’s Ranch wishes to express gratitude to the many people who contributed to the Chapel Furnishings Fund. Thanks to two major matching gifts and many generous...
December 9, 2014
On Saturday, December 6, more than 80 children, youth, and adults from All Souls, Berkeley — and 40 other members of East Bay faith communities — held an interfaith...
December 2, 2014
On Thursday, November 20, lay delegates and clergy representing all 13 churches in the Contra Costa Deanery gathered and were warmly greeted by the parish family of St. Mark’...

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