“Making disciples - building congregations - for the life of the world” is the vision and hope of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri.

It also is the daily journey of every person of faith and congregation seeking to follow Jesus Christ. Like any journey, it takes us to known destinations, as well as places we could not even begin to imagine.

Some of the experiences are intensely personal, while others are engaged and celebrated by the entire community. Some result from instruction and active learning and others from patient waiting and listening. And, some of these experiences are intentional, while others percolate quite surprisingly.

Together, however, they mark our distinctive journey of faith, shape the people of God Christ would have us become and mold us into the community of his disciples, the Church.

We invite you to explore these pages and journey with us.

The Diocese

The general overview of who and what comprise the Episcopal Church in eastern Missouri. Learn about our bishop, priests, and deacons, and locate all of our worshiping communities and the regions by which they are configured. Employment opportunities here, as well as our history.


Diocesan governance includes Diocesan Council and Standing Committee, Diocesan Convention, the diocesan Constitution and Canons. Churchwide governance includes General Convention and the churchwide Constitution and Canons.

The Episcopal Church

We are a diocese (region) of The Episcopal Church. Read more about the denomination and find links to videos, Presiding Bishop's blog, governance and the Book of Common Prayer.

The Anglican Communion

The Episcopal Church is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Read more about the communion here and find links to dive deeper.

Weather related cancellations

Midwestern weather includes winter ice storms, floods and the occasional tornado. Here is our weather related cancellation policy for diocesan governance and events.