The Episcopal Diocese
of El Camino Real
B.V. Sargent House
154 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Mailing Address
PO Box 689
Salinas, CA 93902

Phone: (831) 394-4465
Email: info@realepiscopal.org

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Liturgy
Don't miss our joyous Great Vigil of Easter, which premieres on the diocesan YouTube channel Saturday, April 16, at 6:00 pm. Congregations…
Image of blue lake lined with green trees for Summer Camp Saint Andrew's
Are you looking for some outdoor fun for your child(ren) this summer? Look no further than Camp Saint Andrews, the official camp…
Episcopal Relief and Development
Episcopal Relief & Development continues to work with Anglican and ecumenical partners to provide aid to people displaced by the crisis in…
Episcopal Migration Ministries
In response to the Biden Administration’s announcement March 24 that the U.S. will admit 100,000 Ukrainians and others fleeing Russia, Episcopal Migration…
5-Bishop Seating_5times sign – Jan 9 2022 EL-min-min
Bishop Lucinda Ashby's long-awaited Seating of the Bishop service was held at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in downtown San Jose on January 9,…
Photo of the exterior of Sargent House in Salinas, California decorated for Christmas December 7, 2021
Christmas is an open door Every year at Christmas, we listen to an old story; and each time, we are invited to…
Bishop Lucinda
November 23, 2021 As we approach Thanksgiving Day, the diocesan staff and I are reminded of our gratitude to you all for…
StLukes_Atas Pentecost wideshot-web
A day does not go by without a news story about how the Delta variant of COVID-19 is causing a rise in…
StLukes_Atas Pentecost wideshot-web
Bishop Lucinda Ashby released the following statement this week regarding COVID-19 protocols. For more information, visit the COVID resources page. Dear People…
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We, the Episcopal Bishops of California, have watched the events of January 6th and following days with deep concern. As Christians we follow Jesus,…
Christmas tree at the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino ReAL
Dear people of El Camino Real, As we go toward this late stage on our Advent pilgrimage, I am reminded that this…
Bishop Lucinda
November 6, 2020 Dear people of El Camino Real, This past Sunday, we celebrated the Feast of All Saints. The Feast commemorates…
2020 Fires - KSBW
People who are suffering due to the wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from emergency funds approved this week for the…
Salinas Valley Workers in the Smoke of 2020 Fires
The Bishop’s COVID-19 Fund has been expanded in response to the needs of communities impacted by the River, Carmel, Dolan, and Lightning…
2020 Fires - KSBW
SEPTEMBER 11 UPDATE: People who are suffering due to the wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic will benefit from emergency funds approved this week…
Bishop Lucinda
Read Bishop Lucinda Ashby’s May 23 statement on the status of in-person worship, and a Pastoral Letter from the Episcopal Bishops of…
Bishop Lucinda during her Thanksgiving message
Bishop Lucinda Ashby delivers the latest message (below) from her home office between Zoom meetings. She continues a virtual visitation schedule with…
Banner for 2020 Easter service Diocese of El Camino Real
Updated April 12 For the first time ever in its 40-year history, the Diocese of El Camino Real has joined together for…
Bishop Lucinda Ashby Consecration
“El Camino Real, meet your new bishop!” With that joyful cry, Presiding Bishop Michael Curry introduced the Rt. Rev. Lucinda Beth Ashby…
Christmas tree in the Sargent House, Salinas, CA
“The Hopes and Fears of all the Years are met in thee tonight.”  This lyric from “Oh Little Town of Bethlehem” is…
Bishop Mary and Bishop Elect Lucinda Ashby take selfie with the audience at Convention
“A Call to Pilgrimage” was the theme of the annual diocesan convention, held Nov. 1-2 at Sherwood Hall in Salinas, although the…
Last Supper
Everyone in the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real and the public is invited to a free art show on Sunday, October…
Evening Vigil Service - Friday, August 2, 2019, St. Stephens Episcopal Church, Gilroy, CA. All are welcome
All are invited to St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Gilroy for a vigil liturgy on Friday evening, August 2, at 7 pm. Bishop Mary…
A message from the Episcopal Bishops in California
“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” Matthew 18:5 We, the bishops of the Episcopal Church in California, write…
Bishop Election - Lucinda Ashby Address
The fourth bishop of the Diocese of El Camino Real has a name: the Rev. Canon Lucinda Ashby. Canon Lucinda, Canon to…
Bishop Candidates
The Standing Committee is proud to announce the slate of candidates for the 4th bishop of The Diocese of El Camino Real. Read their biographies…
Videograb
The Rev. Kathey Crowe, a deacon in the Diocese of El Camino Real, is featured in a recent Episcopal News Service story about the “startling” problem…
Leadership Summit 2019
Nearly 100 diocesan clergy and lay leaders gathered on Saturday, January 12 for the Annual Leadership Summit, hosted by the Diocese of…
California bishops issue call to assist Central American refugees
This week the bishops of all six Episcopal dioceses in California issued the following message in cooperation with Episcopal Public Policy Network…
Bishop Rachel visits All Saints for Tea
The Rt. Rev. Rachel Treweek, bishop of the Diocese of Gloucester in England, our partner diocese across the pond, spent late November touring the Diocese…
Bishop Mary addresses 39th Convention 2018
“You are beautiful.” Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves repeated this message again and again during her annual address during the 38th Convention of the Diocese of Camino Real on…
Lettuce pickers
A sanctuary is a place of refuge or safety. What it would mean for the Diocese of El Camino Real to become…
Follow 79th General Convention in Austin
This year’s 79th meeting of General Convention — the highest governing body of The Episcopal Church, meeting every three years and made…
Immigration Topic Meeting 2018
“Do good, do what is just, do what is kind, and you’ll be following Jesus.” – Presiding Bishop Michael Curry In mid-April,…
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