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


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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 Ukraine. International Program staff are in close contact with church and ecumenical partners including the ACT Alliance, The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, the Diocese of Europe, the Anglican Alliance and United Society of Partners in the Gospel. These organizations are coordinating immediate and long-term humanitarian responses…
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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 Ministries said it will help welcome and assist those refugees and others. “Another brutal conflict has caused much suffering in Ukraine and an exodus of families seeking safety in neighboring countries,” said Demetrio Alvero, operations director for Episcopal Migration Ministries (EMM). “With this welcome announcement today that the…
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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 to a cheering crowd of nearly 850 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Saratoga, California. Ashby was ordained and consecrated on Jan. 11 as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of El Camino Real, the second female bishop to succeed a female bishop in Episcopal Church history. The…
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Last Supper
Everyone in the Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real and the public is invited to a free art show on Sunday, October 6 from 3:00-6:00 pm at the Sargent House in downtown Salinas. The Monterey Deanery is hosting the event with the diocesan Arts Commission. Beginning at 5 pm, the deanery will host a special tribute reception to Bishop Mary … drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the entire afternoon.…
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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 of California: In recent days, over 6,000 migrants have gathered at the California-Mexico border fence seeking appointments with American immigration officials to petition for asylum. With wait times projected to last for months, many are forced to live in shelters where food is scarce, and privacy is non-existent,…
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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 October 26th and 27th. Unveiling the newest annual theme, “Relational Courage” – a theme she borrowed from Jennifer Baskerville-Burroughs, Bishop of Indianapolis – she encouraged delegates, clergy, and all in attendance to reflect on how they arrived at the Episcopal Church, how the church has enriched them, and…
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Lettuce pickers
A sanctuary is a place of refuge or safety. What it would mean for the Diocese of El Camino Real to become a “Sanctuary Diocese?” The 2017 Diocesan Convention asked the Sanctuary Task Force to explore this question. Other dioceses have already declared themselves to be sanctuary dioceses. They have no single, precise definition for “Sanctuary Diocese.”  Each diocese and, separately, each congregation must decide if and how they want…
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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 up of the Church’s bishops and elected lay and ordained deputies from each diocese — is July 3 to 13 at the Austin Convention Center in downtown Austin, Texas. Our deputation, comprised of 8 deputies (4 clergy/4 lay) and 3 alternates (1 clergy/2 lay), are with Bishop Mary…
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