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Welcome to the Episcopal Diocese of 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. Dr. Diana Akiyama
Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

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THE CHURCH AND COVID-19

Information and resources for individuals and churches on worship, meetings, finances, staying connected and more.

Recent Stories

Project Resource: Yielding to Yield more

Dear friends in Christ, It is such a joy to begin traveling around the diocese for Sunday visitations. Connecting with parishes and missions in person allows me to feel the physical faces and spaces of our diocese. Some have expressed concern about the amount of driving I need to do to move around the diocese. My answer is always […]
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Retirement of the Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren-Shepley

Diocesan Announcement: Retirement of the Rev. Canon Neysa Ellgren-Shepley, Canon to the Ordinary August 2, 2021  View as a PDF.En Español. Dear Friends in Christ,  I’m writing to share that I’ll be retiring at the end of this year from my position as Canon to the Ordinary of the Diocese of Oregon. It has been […]
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God is a basic need and Deacons will help us see that.

Last Saturday I spent the morning with the Community of Deacons to get to know them and to begin a conversation about the ways they are called to serve as Christ’s hands and feet in the world. We talked about the central metaphor for the diaconate: a bridge. Deacons are the bridge between the church and the world. Their ministry is anchored in the sure and certain knowledge that their work is to make tangible the healing and hope of Christ’s presence in the midst of suffering. This is no great insight as the deacons in this diocese know this and are living it out with deep faithfulness. But, further thought and engagement is needed around the way in which deacons are uniquely called to interpret and demonstrate the need for God in one’s daily life.
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