The Episcopal Denomination

Michael Bruce Curry was elected and confirmed as the 27th Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church at the 78th General Convention in Salt Lake City on June 27, 2015. Photo courtesy of Summerlee Walter/Episcopal Diocese of NC

The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, which started as the Church of England in the 16th century under King Henry VIII and his daughter, Queen Elizabeth I. It’s Christian practice has grown and evolved as it has spread throughout the world, but it remains rooted in the Bible and the Book of Common Prayer, which structures the church services. The focus on contemplation, ritual, and practice allows for a diversity of beliefs to be brought together as we remain open to God’s revelations.

The Presiding Bishop for the Episcopal Church in the United States is Bishop Michael Curry. Here is a link to the Bishop’s website exploring the many voices of those who have chosen to worship through the Episcopal Church in the United States.