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March 19, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Dear Friends, Two groups of people in our community, along with the people who love them, are hurting this week: Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI people), and LGBTQ people. This week, our country witnessed yet another act of racial violence, directed against Asian-American women in Atlanta. We grieve with the families of those killed, while […]

February 26, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Vietnam Veterans’ Recognition Act of 2017 designated March 29th as the day to commemorate the service and death 58,000 Americans, nearly 500,000 Americans and 850,000 allies that served during the war in South Vietnam (November 1, 1955 – April 30, 1975).  The men and women who served did not get any thanks when they returned […]

February 24, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

Holy Cross has been a pilgrim congregation since its beginning. Having started as a mission in 1986, the congregation has never built its own building. Holy Cross has worshipped in a deli, next to animal rescues, and for the last eight years, rented in a business park in Bressi Ranch, a section of Carlsbad. Holy […]

January 15, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

We, the Episcopal Bishops of California, have watched the events of January 6th and following days with deep concern. As Christians we follow Jesus, who is the Way of Love. This weekend, when we remember the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., we call upon the leaders of our cities, states and country to […]

January 8, 2021 | by Chris Tumilty

We are excited to announce a new part-time Missioner position for the Diocese! The Rev. D Rebecca Dinovo and Deann Rios will jointly serve as our Missioners for Peace & Justice. Rev. Rebecca will continue to serve as Minister for Congregational Life at St. James La Jolla, while Deann will also continue with her work […]

November 23, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

As bishops of the Anglican Communion in the Americas participating in the Borderlands Summit 2020 we offer the following statement.   As teachers of the faith, we remind the church that the Bible is full of stories of immigrants, exiles, and refugees and consistently God is with them. We invite the church to study the […]

November 13, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

The 47th Diocesan Convention successfully took place on November 6 and 7, 2020. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Diocesan commitment to the health and well-being of all its members, the convention was held virtually. Despite a few hiccups, the virtual convention was successful in bringing the diocese together for faith-filled worship, thought-provoking presentations, […]

October 5, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Lesslie Keller, CEO of Episcopal Community Services (ECS), has announced that she will retire at the end of 2020 after 13 years of diligent service. Since March of 2007, Lesslie Keller has led ECS through some of the most challenging times for our society, and especially for those on the margins. The need for human […]

October 2, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego is excited to announce a newly forged partnership between RefugeeNet and St. Luke’s in North Park, which will reduce expenses and enhance services offered to refugees–improving tutoring, job development activities, and lowering the cost of housing for refugees throughout San Diego. RefugeeNet has always held deep ties to St. […]

September 4, 2020 | by Chris Tumilty

Bishop Susan Brown Snook is offering a Diocesan Worship Service Sunday, Sept. 6 at 10am. You can find the service on the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego’s Facebook Page or YouTube channel on Sunday, September 6 at 10am. Download the service bulletin here. It’s a time for the diocese to come together in worship, and […]