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What is Episcopal?

The Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church is a protestant denomination of 1.6 million Americans. It's a member of the world-wide Anglican Communion, the third largest Christian denomination in the world.

Episcopalians balance scripture, tradition, and reason. When we study the bible, we seek to understand its context instead of reading it literally or without questions. We have bishops, priests, and deacons, but also believe in the critical importance of the lay people in the democratic governance of our denomination. We ordain woman and LGBTQ clergy.  In the Episcopal Church, all are welcome!


When you come on Sunday, you might notice our traditional way of worship. Don't let that scare you. We're open to questions about what we do. For more information, see the Episcopal Church website. If you want to know what you might see at your local Episcopal church, click here for a video.

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