Diocesan Convention 2023

Full coverage of Diocesan Convention – held on November 10 and 11 in Riverside under the theme “Love in Action: For Healing, Housing, & Hope” – is available through The Episcopal News.

Ethnic Ministries Panel |Diocesan Convention, 11.10.23

Bishop John Harvey Taylor moderates a panel featuring ethnic ministries leaders the Rev. Ronald Byrd Sr., the Rev. Fennie Hsin-Fen Chang; the Rev. Bradley Hauff, and the Rev. Albert Rodriguez.

Open Enrollment

Learn more about 2024 benefits and access necessary forms and information as the Open Enrollment window opens.

Latest News

New CEO Johnny Lee pledges to continue Episcopal credit union’s mission of economic justice, service to community

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Episcopal Credit Union

We are thrilled to announce the many new technologies that will be available through the Episcopal Community Federal Credit Union.

Bishop's Blog

RIP: Henry Kissinger

Engagement Across Difference

A response to the increasing polarization in our communities, nation and world, One in the Spirit is a diocesan wide initiative to deepen connections across differences.

Feeding Hungry Hearts

Under this theme, diocesan initiatives and ministries address key issues including racial equity, affordable housing, climate change, and more.

| “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these …  you did it to me.

Matthew 25:40

Retreat Center Hospitality

With scenic lakeside surroundings minutes from the heart of downtown, St. Paul’s Commons Retreat Center is the perfect space for your event.

| Share with all the Lord’s people in need. In all situations, practice hospitality.

Romans 12:13

Annual Appeal Giving

Donations to the One Body & One Spirit Annual Appeal provide grants to help congregations meet unbudgeted and emergency expenses.

| Who am I, and who are my people, that we should be able to give as generously as this?

1 Chronicles 29:14

Welcoming Community

The Episcopal Diocese of L.A. is geographically one of the nation’s largest faith communities. It comprises five-and-a-quarter Southern California counties; creating a rich, diverse community where ALL are welcome.

Compelling Preaching

The finest orators and leaders share their vision in a way that stirs the spirit. The Episcopal Diocese of L.A. is home to “spirit stirrers” aplenty.  Engage with the powerful, empowering, & uplifting voices of the diocese.

Inspiring Music

From traditional hymns to modern anthems, the choirs, musicians, vocalists, and bands of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles  will get your feet tapping & your soul singing. Explore the soundtrack to your spiritual life!

  • A Holiday Happening

    Saturday, 02 December 2023  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, USA

    Information here 

    Gift boutique, bake sale, live music, crafts, and…

    Learn More

  • Gingerbread Wonderland

    Saturday, 02 December 2023  4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    St Mark's In-The-Valley, 2901 Nojoqui Ave, Los Olivos, CA 93441, USA

    Information: St. Mark’s Preschool Office: 805.688.1815 or PreschoolDirector@smitv.org

    Learn More

Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles

Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles


Welcome! The Diocese is a community of 55,000 Episcopalians "feeding hungry hearts" in 133 churches.

#DailyInvitation Connect: Channing Moore Williams, missionary bishop in China and Japan (1829 -1910) is honored today on the Episcopal Church's Liturgical Calendar while the Diocesan Cycle of Prayer remembers Deacons Karen Chavez, Jamesetta Hammons, Walter Johnson, Andrea Paddock, Margaret H. McCauley on the anniversary of their ordination in 2006.Reflect: Williams, a "quiet, shy, patient, and scholarly priest first entered Japan as a missionary in 1859 after several year's experience in China. He was greeted with hostility. His only colleague, John Liggins, was severely beaten by a mob and had to return to America. Williams carried on in his inimitable ways, and gradually gained the confidence of the Japanese people. "He lived in stark simplicity, adopted a distinctly Japanese lifestyle, and became a master of the Japanese language. Williams was a native of Virginia. The American Civil War brought great personal grief to him, as well as a dearth of missionary funds. When peace came, he toured America, raising money for his work, was ordained bishop, and returned to Japan. Gradually the Lord's work prospered there. "St. Paul's University (Kyoto), St. Luke's Hospital (Tokyo), and numerous lesser institutions were started. Perhaps the greatest joy in Williams's life came with the organization of the Nippon Sei Ko Kai (The Holy Catholic Church of Japan) in 1886. On his gravestone some Japanese friends placed this touching epitaph: 'During his 50 years in Japan he taught Christ's ways and not his own.'" -- Forward MovementImages: Channing Moore Williams in younger and older days (photo archive, Rikkyo University, Japan). #feedinghungryhearts #ConnectReflectAct #Episcopal ... See MoreSee Less
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#DailyInvitation "Started in 1988 as the first-ever global health day, World AIDS Day has since been observed annually, serving as a yearly opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS, show their support for people living with HIV/AIDS, and to commemorate people who have died." This description from the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey provides context for continuing HIV-prevention advocacy and action by Episcopalians churchwide.The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer also today remembers, on the anniversary of their ordination to the priesthood, the Rev. Richard Gillett (1960), the Rev. Richard Lincoln (1976), and the Rev. Bruce Freeman (1986).Let us pray a collect for World AIDS Day: "Prayers for Strength -- Merciful God, we remember before you all who are sick this day, and especially all persons with AIDS or HIV infection, together with those affected by COVID-19. Give them courage to live with their disease. Help them to face and overcome their fears. Be with them when they are alone or rejected. Comfort them when they are discouraged. And touch them with your healing Spirit that they may find and possess eternal life, now and forever. Amen." Image: hiv.gov, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services#feedinghungryhearts #ConnectReflectAct #WorldAIDSDay #Episcopal ... See MoreSee Less
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