The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe is a jurisdiction of the Episcopal Church with churches, mission congregations, and specialized ministries spread geographically over eight countries in continental Europe.
We are a part of The Episcopal Church, the branch of the global Anglican Communion, historically based in the United States of America. The Episcopal Church is present in 17 countries and 110 dioceses. In Europe, our Episcopal churches serve an impressive number of people of different nationalities, as well as local nationals attracted to the appeal of Anglican worship. Congregations within the Convocation vary in size from fewer than 100 members in the mission congregations to more than 1,000 at the Cathedral in Paris. Find an Episcopal Church community in Europe, here or here.
The Convocation is in the jurisdiction of The Most Rev. Michael Curry. He is Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church, joining leaders of the other 38 Anglican Provinces in consultation for global good and reconciliation. The Rt. Rev. Mark D. W. Edington is the Bishop in Charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. The Episcopal Church has had a bishop resident in continental Europe for over fifty years. Our cathedral church, The Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, is located in the center of Paris.
A closer look
For over two centuries, the parishes and missions of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe have ministered to and English-speaking people in Europe (at first especially US-American expatriates), and in more recent decades, began serving others, many for whom English is not their mother-tongue. Today, the Convocation is a multinational, multiracial, multilingual, and multicultural communion within the European Union and beyond.
Our stated mission represents our desire to be faithful to God’s mission for the work of our churches in Europe: We are a welcoming community that knows God loves all people — ‘no exceptions.’ We celebrate our diversity of languages, cultures and nations. Worshipping together, we rejoice in reaching out to the world and becoming One in Christ.
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