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


Worship and Ministry

Online worship guide and resources for prayer, liturgical and ministry needs

In this time of pandemic, our first priority is ensuring the health & safety of all who worship. Based on current California COVID-19 tiers, our churches are hosting online and outdoor services. Please refer to the listing of churches and worship links; since times and dates can change, be sure to visit church websites for updates. No walls are needed to praise God!

Education for Ministry

Education for Ministry (EfM) is designed to prepare lay persons to live out by word and deed the promises made at baptism — to love God, to serve Christ, and to proclaim the Gospel. It’s a program of The School of Theology Programs Center of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. EfM enables baptized Christians to relate their faith to their lives and ministries in the world.

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Diocesan Cycle of Prayer for Parishes, Organizations and Events 2022-2023

West Coast Collaborative – Diocesan School for Ministry

The Book of Common Prayer | El Libro de Oración Común

The Revised Common Lectionary on The Episcopal Church website

Lenten Resources 2023

Lectio Divina Passages 2023

Liturgies for Marriages

The Witnessing and Blessing of a Marriage

The Celebration and Blessing of a Marriage 2

For Bishop Lucinda’s Customary on Visitations and Marriages, email Kirstin Nielsen at the diocesan office.

The Commission on Ministry assists the Bishop in providing the development and affirmation of the ministry of all baptized persons in the Church.

The Art of Prayer: Benedictine Spirituality

Day One: Introduction to the Art of Prayer

Day Two: Stability

Day Three: Obedience and Discernment

Day Four: Core values

The Common Cup

Our diocesan curriculum on The Common Cup is made available to all people and communities within our diocese, with the hope that it will be a resource as we reflect more upon the meaning of the common cup in our Eucharist and in our common life. Please accept and use this curriculum in the spirit of formation, reflection, and further consideration as we move into being New Church.

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