At the 43rd convention in 2016, we passed a resolution establishing a companion relationship with the Western Diocese of the Anglican Church in Mexico. Our diocese share a common mission: we dare to follow Jesus Christ in his life of fearless love for the world. We also share over 200 miles of a common international border. This political boundary maintains a heartbreaking separation of people and families, but represents to us an invitation to reveal the power of God’s love to overcome every barrier of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic, or citizenship status.
The Diocese of Western Mexico offers the our diocese expertise in ministry to Spanish-speaking, especially Mexican, immigrant communities. This expertise includes culturally-adapted liturgical planning, music, pastoral care, and congregational development strategies. The Western Diocese can also serve as a fertile ground for transformative experiences for Americans unaware of their relative social privileges through thoughtful organized pilgrimages. We plan to support a new mission plant among this community of La Nueva Palma, assisting them in their yearning for spiritual bread and daily bread. We also hope to help them develop and strengthen ministry within English-speaking expatriate communities in Puerto Vallarta, Lake Chapala, and elsewhere.
Learn more about our Companion Relationship.
Bishop Susan Brown Snook visited the joyful congregation of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in North Park on Sunday, October 17, 2021 to celebrate the church’s return to parish status in the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego. The Revs. Laurel and Colin Mathewson’s leadership over the last five years has grown St. Luke’s into a bustling community. With […]
This is the first in a series of regular updates from our Diocesan Migration Missioner, Troy Elder, who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about the Migration (formerly Border) Missioner position, please visit https://edsd.org/news/edsd-to-add-new-border-missioner. Missions, Fields, and Borders Orthodoxy and history suggest that Protestant mission involves a Christian protagonist crossing an […]
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego has been committed to loving God and our neighbors through public health policies that help ensure healthy practices within our diocese. Now that the Pfizer vaccination has been fully approved by the FDA, EDSD’s Executive Council met on Saturday, August 28, 2021, and approved a […]