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The Episcopal Church


The Episcopal Churchmade up of between two and three million worshipers in about 7500 congregationsstrives to live by the message of Christ, in which there are no outcasts and all are welcome.  Walking a middle way between Roman Catholicism and Protestant traditions, we are a sacramental and worship-oriented church that promotes thoughtful debate about what God is calling us to do and be, as followers of Christ.

The Episcopal Church is a big, colorful, vibrant church. 

In our Church you may touch ancient traditions and experience intelligent inquiry. It is an expansive Church, a loving Church, with strong ties to our roots as a nation. We are a thoughtful, inquiring, freedom-loving and welcoming body, and we thrive not only in the U.S., but also throughout Latin America, Asia and Europe.

Our controversies and conversations have been public. Our governance is transparent. You are free to see our imperfections, as well as share our joy in that which unites us - our openness, honesty and faith. 


The Episcopal Church - National Links

The "Who Are We" video on this page is part of "Around One Table: Exploring Episcopal Identity." This massive research project is an ongoping expolration of the perspectives of Episcopalians nationwide. It's a fascinating look at where we are today as a church, and you can learn more about "Around One Table" here:

Around One Table: Exploring Episcopal Identity

You can find out more about the Episcopal Church in general at these sites:

The Episcopal Church - the national church's homepage