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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Bishop Lucinda's Messages

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Bishop Lucinda has recorded a Christmas Message for 2022. Click the photo to watch the video.
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Dear Clergy and Wardens, Thank you for all that you are doing to prepare to greet guests and parish families during this…
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Bishop Lucinda has recorded an Advent Message for 2022. Click the photo to watch the video.
Bishop at Epiphany Episcopal and Lutheran
Awakening to the news of the shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs was painful and scary. Like probably many here, yesterday…
All Saints Cristo Rey Episcopal Church
July 19, 2022 Bishop Lucinda Ashby of the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real brokered a very fruitful conversation yesterday between Dr.…
Presiding Bishop Curry
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry has issued a pastoral statement about the shooting at St. Stephens in Alabama. Please click the link to…
Say no more sign
Dear Beloved of El Camino Real, Just a few minutes ago, we learned of another tragic school shooting, this time in Texas.…
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…
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Bishop Lucinda Ashby released the following statement this week regarding COVID-19 protocols. For more information, visit the COVID resources page. Dear People…
Bishop Lucinda standing near fire in fire pit at Good Shepherd church
“Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did…
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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 wearing mask
Who knew? Last year, when you and I met for the first time at convention, who knew of the year that was…
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November 6, 2020 Dear people of El Camino Real, This past Sunday, we celebrated the Feast of All Saints. The Feast commemorates…
Salinas Valley Workers in the Smoke of 2020 Fires
August 26, 2020 Dear People of El Camino Real, In this time of wildfire atop COVID, it may feel as though we…
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Dear People of El Camino Real, As we approach this July 4th weekend, I marvel at our current place in the ongoing…
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“… and respect the dignity of Every Human Being?”   “I will, with God’s help. (BCP p. 305)” Dear people of El Camino Real,…
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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 at her Consecration
The following Pastoral Letter was issued by Bishop Lucinda Ashby on April 30, 2020 (scroll down for Spanish): Dear people of the…
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Bishop Lucinda Ashby wrote the following message in the April 22 edition of Real Episcopal: Dear people of the diocese, First, thank you…
Bishop Lucinda preaching a sermon.
Dear Beloved People of God, Recently I’ve been receiving questions about our witness in this time of COVID-19, our shelter-at-home orders, and…
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…
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March 19, 2020: Speaking from her home via Zoom, Bishop Lucinda Ashby discusses how to carry on our pilgrimage during a pandemic, meeting…
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Dear friends, This time of pandemic calls for us to make unexpected changes in our personal lives, parish lives, and in the…
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Bishop Lucinda Ashby released the following message to the diocese on March 5, with thoughts, resources, and practices regarding the Coronavirus. Dear…
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…
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