Welcome to the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon!

We are a unique expression of the Jesus Movement, as it is found in the life and work of the Episcopal Church in western Oregon. Our churches throughout the region gather in the love of God to ground our lives in worship while connecting ourselves to the wider church and world.

Whether you are a first-time explorer of this way of faith or a lifelong Episcopalian, I trust you will find a home in this fellowship of love and prayer. This is a place where all are welcome and all may find God in Jesus Christ.

The Rt. Rev. Diana Akiyama
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

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Recent News & Stories

Love is the rock upon which the Church is built
Dear Friends in Christ, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hades will not prevail against it.”  […]
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The brightness of Christ to show us the way this Epiphany
Dear friends in Christ, One of the questions I am often asked since returning to Oregon is, “How does it feel to be back?” The question is often asked because […]
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Update from Bishop Akiyama regarding Christmas Eve Service
Dear friends in Christ, Tomorrow evening, I will preach and celebrate at St. John the Evangelist’s (Milwaukie) Christmas Eve service.  As you know, I had planned to preside at Christmas […]
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Bishop Akiyama’s Christmas Message
Read as a PDF. The other day I was talking to a friend who is deep in grief after losing her beloved. “I’m tired of the sermons I’ve heard lately […]
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