Walking The Way
“We are followers of Jesus, guided by His teaching and example to love God and our neighbor. In all things we are committed to honor and support every tradition, lifestyle, and point of view that seeks to increase understanding among the peoples of the world. We embrace the powers of grace and reconciliation, seeking to live them out in our communities and with all whom we encounter. We invite you to worship with us and walk with us in our commitment to nurture, heal, and foster joy among those who face life’s struggles. With compassion, humility, and creativity, we strive to realize the timeless peace that God intends for us all.”
The Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real is as vibrant and diverse as the region it serves. From Silicon Valley to San Luis Obispo County, the diocese spans 42 congregations across five counties: Santa Clara, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo.
Our congregations are welcoming, inclusive, and multiracial communities that celebrate individuals for their unique gifts. We worship in English, Spanish, Tagalog, and other languages, reflecting the cultures of our region. Bishop Lucinda Ashby is the spiritual and legal head of the diocese; she visits all congregations in the diocese on a rotating cycle, ordains new clergy, confirms, receives and baptizes, and more.
We sustain our Christian faith with meaningful worship, caring congregations, and an ongoing commitment to enriching the communities we serve. The diocese supports Santa Maria Urban Ministry in San Jose, Hope with South Sudan, and others; we also enjoy a partnership with the Diocese of Gloucester in England.
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