From the Bishop

June 30, 2020


A message from Bishop Marc:

 
Dear friends in Christ,
 
When Canon Michael Barlowe brought the newly-ordained Eric Metoyer onto diocesan staff, it was a...
June 30, 2020
Plus a note of thanks to the diocese, from Tom



Dear Friends in Christ, 

It is with appreciation of and respect for him that I announce to the diocese that our...
June 16, 2020
Dear friends in Christ,
 
I and the other bishops of the Episcopal Church in Northern California (Diocese of California, Northern California, San Joaquin, and El...
June 2, 2020
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe at...
April 24, 2020
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Dear Clergy of the Diocese of California,
 
As you know, new face mask mandates went into effect throughout the Bay Area this...
April 3, 2020
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Bishop Marc has issued the following guidelines for congregations through May 10, 2020. These guidelines are in alignment with the...
March 18, 2020
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Dear friends in Christ,

 
As shelter-in-place orders take effect throughout the Bay Area, and with deep love for and faith in...
March 12, 2020
*traducción al español a continuación* 

March 11, 2020

Dear friends in Christ,

“And who is my neighbor,” the lawyer asked Jesus. Jesus answers by telling one of the...
March 3, 2020


Desplácese hacia abajo para leer en español

The Diocese of California and the congregations of our diocese are giving uniformly good guidance for the safest practices for...
July 16, 2019
Like so many people in the United States and around the world, I am sickened and deeply distraught by the destructive, dehumanizing language the President of...
July 2, 2019


“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matt. 18:5

We, the bishops of the Episcopal Church in California, write to express our opposition to the inhumane...
March 26, 2019
Grace and peace to you, in the Name of Jesus Christ. We are the bishops of the six dioceses of the Episcopal Church in California. On March 13, Governor Gavin Newsom signed...
March 5, 2019
March 5, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ,

As many of you are aware, next week is the spring meeting of the House of Bishops in North Carolina, which I will be attending. One...
January 10, 2019
Letter to the Diocese of California from Bishop Marc Andrus

Dear friends in Christ,

This past summer, at our General Convention in Austin, Texas, the Episcopal Church took...
December 19, 2018
In recent days, over 6,000 migrants have gathered at the California-Mexico border fence seeking appointments with American immigration officials to petition for asylum. With...
October 2, 2018


 

Introducing new ecumenical prayers and spiritual practices, Matthew Fox and Bishop Marc Andrus reflect on 16 unique and thought-provoking sculptures as a guide...
Photo of Bishop Marc outside United Nations Headquarters in New York
July 24, 2018
With leadership and support from the San Francisco-based Episcopal Diocese of California and its bishop, The Rt. Rev. Marc Handley Andus, The Episcopal Church has taken...
July 2, 2018
To the Deputies and Bishops of the Episcopal Church assembled at the 79th General Convention:

We write in response to Resolution B012, “Marriage Rites for the Whole Church...

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