We believe we are called to praise the living and triune God in worship, to live out lives of love and charity toward the world, and to spread the good news of the Gospel to a world hungry for God.

Christmas Services in Oregon

Are you looking for a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day service to attend? Our congregations are open and ready to welcome you and yours on this most blessed day. 

Ordinations to the Priesthood

Join the diocese on January 19 at 7 pm for the ordination of the Rev. Deacon Emily Boring, the Rev. Deacon SuEllen Pommier, and the Rev. Deacon Vijendran Satharaj to the Sacred Order of Priests.

Our Bishop

Bishop Akiyama’s passion for living into the charisms of preaching, teaching, and the sacerdotal work of the priesthood continues to form her as a spiritual leader. Speaking the truth in love expressed through authenticity, trustworthiness, compassion and clarity of vision are the hallmarks of her spiritual leadership. 

Diocesan Discernment Communities

Applications are now open for the 2024 Diocesan Discernment Communities. These communities support individuals discerning all kinds of ministry in our church, whether that is lay or ordained ministry. These groups meet from February – July. 

Diocesan Renewal Gathering

This May, our diocese will gather at the Salem Convention Center for a time of fellowship, worship, and learning. Bishop Robert Wright from the Diocese of Atlanta will join us.

About the Episcopal Church in Western Oregon

From Astoria to Brookings, we are redefining what it means to follow Jesus. A diverse church with over 60+ congregations and ministries throughout western Oregon. We’re part of a global movement of more than 2.5 million and a member of the Anglican Communion in over 160 countries.

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