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April 25, 2017
From 1990 to 1993, the AIDS crisis was at its peak in San Francisco, and that was reflected in the ministries of The Parsonage. Headlines of articles and phrases in sermons...
April 18, 2017
1989 brought many changes to The Parsonage. For some time, there had been quite a deal of disagreement within the leadership of The Parsonage about what its purpose was. The...
April 18, 2017


Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick (right) and Vice Mayor Annie Campbell Washington greet church representatives in front of City Hall.   

St. John...
April 4, 2017
On that sunny Sunday in October, 1987, founder the Rev. Mayes miraculously bumped into Jack Pantaleo — a Parsonage member who brought The Parsonage’s banner across the...
March 28, 2017
In January of 1987 at the annual retreat of The Parsonage at the Bishop’s Ranch, some dreaming was done about new goals and ideas of what The Parsonage could become. Of the...
March 21, 2017
1986 was off to a running start: The Episcopal Church Foundation granted The Parsonage $10,640 to put on the National Episcopal Church Conference on the AIDS Crisis. The...
March 14, 2017
At the close of summer 1984, The Parsonage put on a “Founders’ Day” potluck to celebrate three years of ministry and seminarian Michael Wyatt’s year of work. On that August...
March 7, 2017
To round out 1983 and recognize the fifth anniversary of the assassinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk, the Diocese of California held a service of thanksgiving for...
February 28, 2017
The Parsonage’s charter served many bureaucratic and logistical purposes to help The Parsonage run more smoothly, but more importantly, its charter plainly stated who The...
February 28, 2017
The following is a statement from the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California.

On behalf of the Episcopal Diocese of California, I want to extend my heartfelt...
February 22, 2017
This past Saturday, the diocese of California put on the 11th annual service of celebration remembering the Rev.s Absalom Jones and Richard Allen. Jones and Allen were both...
February 22, 2017
To stay true to The Parsonage’s liturgical calendar “birthday,” an open house to celebrate their first anniversary was held on June 6, 1982 — one week after Pentecost....
February 14, 2017
Pentecost fell on June 7 in 1981, and in the three months between the lease signing and official dedication and blessing, many groups had already started using space at The...
February 7, 2017
Over the coming weeks, intern Sara Yoe will be taking readers on a journey through the archives of the Diocese of California. Specifically, she will chronicle DioCal’s...
February 7, 2017
A group of Episcopalians from across the diocese joined the February prayer vigil hosted by I'm 4 Human Integrity at the West County Detention Facility in Richmond...
February 1, 2017
The sidewalks and parking lot at Santiago/St. James, Oakland, will soon be an oasis of green thanks to a prestigious state grant secured by the Episcopal Impact Fund (...
January 31, 2017
The following is a statement from the Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, Bishop of California.


"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something...
January 24, 2017
On Sunday, January 22, 2017, All Souls, Berkeley hosted a resource fair in response to many community members’ questions about how to move forward in the wake of last...

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