Beyond Saint Jude's

St. Jude's is a member of the larger Episcopal Church in the USA.  The Episcopal Church is broken down into dioceses, and our diocese, Diocese of El Camino Real,  has a subset of deaneries.  

St. Jude’s is one of 15 churches in the Santa Clara Valley Deanery, one of three deaneries in the diocese. For a list of those churches, see A monthly summary of diocesan and deanery news can be found in the Diocesan Communications.  For more information, contact Linda Morris, St. Jude’s Diocesan Communications Liaison.

Bishop Mary Gray-Reeves leads our Diocese of El Camino Real

Contact information for diocesan staff, diocesan elected and committee leaders can be found at EDECR How to Be in Touch.

The diocesan office is located at beautiful, restored Sargent House, 154 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901. The mailing address is PO Box 689, Salinas, CA 93902 and the email address is The phone number is 1-831-394-4465.

The diocese also publishes a weekly newsletter, Along the King's Highway, and a biannual magazine Real Episcopal; you can read and subsrible to both here.  The diocese also has a Facebook page. 

The Diocese of El Camino Real has a Partner Relationship with the Dioceses of Gloucester, England, and Western Tanganyika, Tanzania.

The Episcopal Church in the USA is headquartered in New York. The Presiding Bishop is The Most Rev. Dr. Michael B. Curry.  The official news service of the Episcopal Church is Episcopal Life Online

The Anglican Communion is the gathering of Anglican and Episcopal churches from around the world. The Episcopal church is part of the Anglican Communion, and is comprised of 110 dioceses in 16 nations.  Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, heads the Anglican Communion.

Integrity is a nonprofit organization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer-plus (LGBTQ+) Episcopalians and straight friends.  

The Episcopal Church in the USA is also "in communion with" the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). 

The full-communion agreement, "Called to Common Mission," took effect in 2001.  Churches in full communion formally recognize that they share essential doctrines, including baptism and Eucharist; agree to accept the service of each other's clergy; and pledge to work together in evangelism and mission. The churches become interdependent while remaining autonomous.




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