Around the Diocese

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’...
November 25, 2014
How would your stewardship team feel if they had sent out hundreds of letters, filled their newsletters and bulletins with encouragements, solicited many...
November 25, 2014
The following is a statement from the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California. I learned with disappointment and not a little...
November 18, 2014
On Sunday, November 16, over 300 people filled Grace Cathedral for a special Service of Thanksgiving for 50 years of service by the San Francisco Night Ministry. This unique...
November 12, 2014
At the 2014 Convention, the Diocese of California overwhelming approved a resolution endorsing Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act. On Election Day, the...
November 12, 2014
[Editor’s note: the following is a reflection by Teresa Wakeen, who is a student at the Church Divinity School of the Pacific and serves as a seminarian at St. Aidan’s, San...
November 10, 2014
On Sunday, November 2, Holy Family, Half Moon Bay, and Good Shepherd, Belmont, came together for their monthly Celebration of Shared Ministry, this time to celebrate the...
November 4, 2014
Approximately 20 youth and adults from five DioCal congregations were confirmed on Saturday, November 1, at St. James’ / Santiago, Oakland, in the first Beloved...
October 28, 2014
Near the end of the 165th Convention of the Dicoese of California, held on October 18, 2014, the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus announced that an anonymous matching donation of...
October 28, 2014
St. Mary the Virgin, San Francisco, received the Margaret Wosser Award at the 165th Convention of the Diocese of California on October 18, 2014. Each year at diocesan...
October 22, 2014
On Friday, October 17, the Diocese of California’s 165th Convention convened with the Convention Eucharist at Grace Cathedral, San Francisco. The theme of the convention was...
October 7, 2014
On Saturday, October 4, over 80 people from the San Francisco Bay Area gathered at St. Francis’, San Francisco, for a convocation on gun violence. The Diocese of California’s...
September 30, 2014
On Thursday, September 25, approximately 70 people gathered on the USS Potomac, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s “Floating White House” for an evening of socializing and...

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