Located in downtown Washington, we are a renewing urban parish whose vitality springs from our diversity. We represent a wide range of spiritual practices, economic resources, and social thought. We reside not only in the city, but in communities throughout the Washington Metropolitan area. We are made up of different ages, ethnic origins, and lifestyles. Our unity is our common commitment to Jesus Christ and the ministry to which we are called.
We stand upon a goodly heritage. Founded in 1842 on the Feast of the Epiphany, our church was built in a quiet, residential neighborhood. From humble beginnings, Epiphany grew to be one of the largest and most influential parishes in the nation. Seven of our clergy became bishops and three persons affiliated with our parish became national Episcopal Church leaders. Epiphany has been at the heart of many social improvement and reform movements over the years.
In 1895, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, meeting in our church, decided to create the new Diocese of Washington of which Epiphany is a part today. We are members of the Episcopal Church in the United States and in turn part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. Our neighborhood has changed dramatically over the past 160 years, but our mission today remains steadfast - to journey in faith together and to reveal the presence of Christ in the world.
Renovation update. Beginning Tuesday, August 30, entrance to the parish house on weekdays and Sundays will be through the west side door (through the small parking lot on the left side of the building).
"I looked at the new brochures for the Deanwood and Civil Rights Heritage Trails. I am always astonished and amazed at the work you do and the quality of it. Beautiful."