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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Real Episcopal is emailed on every two weeks. Inside you’ll find news about our diocese, the Episcopal Church, unique parish programs, photos, event & conference announcements, grant opportunities, and messages from Bishop Lucinda.

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Biannual diocesan magazine

Real Episcopal is a print magazine mailed twice a year to clergy, members, and friends of El Camino Real. Featuring color photos and in-depth stories, its mission is to connect the diocese and its communities with stories of outreach, ministry, mission, and our vision for the future.

View past issues:

In this issue:
A message from Bishop Lucinda
The West Coast Collaborative
The Church Has Left the Building
The Path Through the Garden to Faith
Dinner (and more) at St. George’s
Update from the Trail from Rev. Jen Crompton

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In this issue:
The Trail Ahead with Jen Crompton
Clergy Retreat
The Pilgrim’s Path Award
ECR School For Ministry News
A message from Bishop Lucinda

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In this issue:
Meet Canon Martha Korienek
School for Ministry news
Canon Brian’s community trailblazing
A message from Bishop Lucinda

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In this issue:

COVID photo story: Faithful ways, fresh vistas
“Pilgrimage with Race” team interview
A message from Bishop Lucinda
Blazing new trails with the Bishop’s Appeal

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In this issue:

The top stories and photos of 2020
Photo essay: 40 years of pilgrimage in El Camino Real
A message from Bishop Lucinda
What’s ahead in 2021

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In this issue:

Photos: Bishop Mary over the years
Convention: Transition & Pilgrimage
Bishop’s Appeal update and donor profile
Bishop Mary’s message

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In this issue:

Meet Bishop-Elect Lucinda Ashby
Planting seeds in King City
The Way Ahead by Kelsey Davis
Bishop’s Appeal donors & update
Bishop Mary’s message

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The Winter 2018/2019 issue features:

The story of Holy Family Church in San Jose: three congregations who embraced change to form a new family
An essay by Kelsey Davis, our new Curator for Emerging Communities
A message from Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves
Photos from across the Diocese of El Camino Real
Coverage of our diocesan convention
Diocesan donors who help make our ministries possible

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