Diocese of Easton
We seek to be a community of congregations, glorifying God in Christ, and making disciples of all ages.
We believe our baptismal covenant in Christ is the foundation of our call to community and discipleship.
We rejoice in the manifold gifts of the Holy Spirit equipping and empowering us for ministry and mission.
We seek to link congregations, convocations, convention, and the Bishop in supportive relationships that:
- Inspire, equip, and care for leaders in ministry.
- Build creative and relevant youth ministries.
- Respond to the prophetic vision of Holy Scripture for peace and justice.
- Participate in ongoing planning for renewal and growth.
You are encouraged to read more at dioceseofeaston.org
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The Anglican Communion
The Anglican Communion (anglicancommunion.org) comprises 38 self-governing Member Churches or Provinces that share several things in common including doctrine, ways of worshipping, mission, and a focus of unity in the Archbishop of Canterbury. Formal mechanisms for meeting include the Lambeth Conference, the Anglican Consultative Council, and the Primates Meeting, together known as the Instruments of Communion.
Most Communion life, however, is found in the relationships between Anglicans at all levels of church life and work around the globe; dioceses linked with dioceses, parishes with parishes, people with people, all working to further God’s mission. There are around 85 million people on six continents who call themselves Anglican (or Episcopalian), in more than 165 countries. These Christian brothers and sisters share prayer, resources, support and knowledge across geographical and cultural boundaries.
As with any family, the Anglican Communion’s members have a range of differing opinions. This means that the Anglican Christian tradition has always valued its diversity, and has never been afraid to publicly tackle the hard questions of life and faith.
The Episcopal Church
Diocese of Easton
Our parish is part of the Diocese of Easton, which includes all nine counties on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Diocese is currently led by Bishop James (Bud) Shand.
The Global Church
The Episcopal Church is one of 38 autonomous churches in the Anglican Communion, which includes nearly 80 million members in 164 countries. Supporting the life, work, and witness of church partners around the world is the Episcopal Church’s global mission.