Beyond Saint Jude's
Saint Jude's is a member of the larger Episcopal Church in the USA. The Episcopal Church is broken down into dioceses, and our diocese has a subset of deaneries.
We are part of the Santa Clara Valley Deanery. A monthly summary of diocesan and deanery news can be found in the Diocesan Communications. For more information, contact Linda Morris, St. Jude’s Diocesan Communications Liaison.
Contact information for Diocesan Office - EDECR How to Be in Touch
The diocesan office is located at Mission House, 1092 Noche Buena, Seaside, CA 93955
Their phone number is 1-831-394-4465 and mailing address is P.O. Box 1903, Monterey, CA 93942.
The diocese also publishes a weekly newsletter, The Good News along the King's Highway. “How to Be in Touch” has the contact numbers for diocesan staff, diocesan leaders and committee heads.
The Diocese of El Camino Real has a Companion Relationship with the Dioceses of Gloucester, England, and Western Tanganyika, Tanzania.
The Episcopal Church in the USA is headquartered in New York. The Presiding Bishop is The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori. The official news service of the Episcopal Church is Episcopal Life Online.
The Anglican Communion is the gathering of Anglican and Episcopal churches from around the world. The Episcopal church is part of the Anglican Communion, and is comprised of 110 dioceses in 16 nations. Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, heads the Anglican Communion.
Integrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender [LGBT] Episcopalians and straight friends.
The Episcopal Church in the USA is also "in communion with" the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).
The full-communion agreement, "Called to Common Mission," took effect in 2001. Churches in full communion formally recognize that they share essential doctrines, including baptism and Eucharist; agree to accept the service of each other's clergy; and pledge to work together in evangelism and mission. The churches become interdependent while remaining autonomous.
Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey of faith, you are welcome here.