Around the Diocese

June 16, 2015
On Monday, June 15, members of the bishop’s staff met at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline Park in Oakland instead of on Nob Hill at Diocesan House. Once assembled, two...
June 16, 2015
On Sunday, June 14, Holy Innocents offered its first dinner church, modeled after St. Lydia’s, in Brooklyn, New York. The gathering was small and intimate. The Rev. Joseph...
June 9, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 120 youth and adults from across the diocese gathered at Grace Cathedral for the sacrament of Confirmation, as well as the renewal of baptismal vows and...
June 2, 2015
Over 200 worshipers gathered on Saturday, May 23, for a festive Vigil of Pentecost at St. Michael and All Angels, Concord. New members from all four churches that comprise...
May 27, 2015
On Wednesday, May 20, Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California, joined Mayor Ed Lee of San Francisco and representatives from the San Francisco Interfaith Council for the...
May 5, 2015
Another Nightwatch saw the dawn on May 2 in Grace Cathedral, when over 40 sleepy young people — and the adults leading the event with them —  woke up to music and the...
April 28, 2015
The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andrus, bishop of California, confirmed seven people, received one person, and reaffirmed baptismal vows for two people at Redondo Beach, Half Moon...
April 21, 2015
Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19, approximately 20 Bay Area young adults gathered at The Bishop’s Ranch for the annual Diocese of California young adult retreat, this...
April 7, 2015
Sunday at Sacred Space, Oakland, is always a challenge and a joy. Easter Sunday was certainly no exception as congregants shared it with the residents of the community...
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...
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...

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