the Diocese of Washington, DC

COS belongs to the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. The headquarters of the Diocese stands on Mt. St. Alban, the highest hill in Washington, D.C., in the shadow of the Cathedral Church of Sts. Peter and Paul. Our Bishop is The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde. Bishop Budde was consecrated as the ninth bishop of Washington in November 2011. Prior to her election, she served for 18 years as rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Minneapolis, where she guided the congregation through significant membership and financial growth, two capital campaigns, and comprehensive ministry development. 

Of special note is the Washington National Cathedral which, although a separate legal entity, is also part of our diocese. The diocese has more than 41,000 members in 98 congregations in Washington, D.C., and in Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland. The parishes of our diocese are as diverse as their locations – ranging from tiny rural churches to large urban parishes – and the people of our diocese come from many nations and cultures.

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The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde