Get to Know the Diocese of Missouri
The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri is made up of 41 parishes in urban, suburban, small town, and rural areas. Although we are all Episcopalians, each parish has its own personality and offers a unique worship and membership experience.
We're on a mission to help you get to know every parish in this diocese! As Bishop Deon Johnson travels the region on his official visits, we'll follow up by featuring each parish in our diocesan communications. Watch for parish profiles and pictures to be posted here on the website each week. We'll also be posting photos and interesting facts about our featured parish on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
We hope these features will help you appreciate the diversity, creativity, and wonderful missional work happening in our diocese. We also hope you'll be inspired to go visit these communities of faith and experience God throughout the Diocese of Missouri for yourself!
Join us as we #GetToKnowDioMO!
Get to Know: St. Thomas Deaf Episcopal Church
St. Thomas Deaf Episcopal Church is one of only a handful of deaf Episcopal churches in the country. St. Thomas is partnering with Advent Episcopal Church in Crestwood to offer inclusive, interpreted services every Sunday morning.
Get to Know: Church of the Holy Cross, Poplar Bluff
Holy Cross is on the National Register as the oldest church in Poplar Bluff in continuous use by the same congregation. That rich history combines with a modern sense of inclusion to create a congregation that takes care of each other and their community.
Get to Know: St. John's Episcopal Church, St. Louis
Historic St. John's Episcopal Church in the Tower Grove neighborhood of St. Louis is a reflection of the diverse population it serves. That sense of community drives the parish in all its ministries.
Get to Know: Grace Episcopal Church, Kirkwood
Grace Episcopal Church sits in the center of an historic neighborhood in Kirkwood, a suburb just west of the City of St. Louis. The church's giant A-frame structure and steeple soar into the treetops, creating an easily recognizable landmark in this family-centered community.
Get to Know: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Sikeston
St. Paul's Episcopal Church is the small town of Sikeston in southeast Missouri, where members are like family and community service is a priority.
Get to Know: St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Ladue
St. Peter's Episcopal Church is nestled in the beautiful and affluent suburb of Ladue, just west of St. Louis. Along with their heart for outreach, St. Peter's is dedicated to offering spirit-filled experiences for its own members.
Get to Know: The Episcopal Church of St. Michael & St. George
The Episcopal Church of St. Michael & St. George is the largest parish in our diocese. The Clayton church works hard to nurture relationships and offer a variety of opportunities to experience God.
Get to Know: St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Florissant
The beams above their worship space may be crumbling, but plenty of loving relationships and active ministries are holding up St. Barnabas to do God's work in their community.
Get to Know: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Ironton
Ironton is a small town in the Ozarks, known for its minerals (iron), a civil war battle (the battle of Pilot Knob), and a beautiful historic church -- St. Paul's Episcopal Church.
Get to Know: The Episcopal Church of All Saints and Ascension, Northwoods
The Episcopal Church of All Saints and Ascension in Northwoods is the business of healing. It is now the only predominantly Black congregation in the Diocese of Missouri.