We are glad that you visited the Diocese of Atlanta Episcopal Church Women (ECW) website. All Episcopal women are members of the ECW by virtue of their membership in the Church. We are women of all ages, ethnic origins and socioeconomic backgrounds. Our common denominator is our love of God and the desire to do His work. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.
The life of Episcopal Church Women (known as the ECW) begins in the local parish and continues through the diocesan, provincial and national levels. Each has its own unique characteristics which enable the mission and ministry of women. Episcopal Church Women are an integral part of the Episcopal Church USA which consists of nine provinces and is a part of the world wide Anglican Communion. The Diocese of Atlanta is in Province IV of the Church. For a history of the ECW, click here.
We are Episcopal Church Women committed to one another and called to be witnesses of Christ.
Our challenge is to provide a safe place where every woman is free to become the person Christ created her to be.
We are called. We are different. We are one body.
The mission of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Diocese of Atlanta is to provide opportunities for spiritual growth through fellowship, service and education to all women.
Prayer of the Episcopal Church Women
Almighty God, we pray that You will bless our work in mission and ministry in the world. Help us to pray fervently, labor diligently, and give liberally to make known the power of Your love given through Your Son Jesus Christ. Let us not forget the lessons from the past nor fear the challenges of the future. Anoint us with Your grace and shine in our hearts as we reflect Your light throughout the world. Amen.
The Diocese of Atlanta
10 Convocations | 109 Worshipping Communities | 56,000 Members
Province: A group of dioceses and missionary districts that is located in the same general geographic area. There are nine provinces in the Episcopal Church, USA. The Diocese of Atlanta is located in Province IV, the Province of Sewanee.
Diocese: A group of parishes and missions under the jurisdiction of one or more bishops. There are two dioceses in the state of Georgia: The Diocese of Georgia and the Diocese of Atlanta. Our diocese, the Diocese of Atlanta, was founded in 1907 and currently has 109 worshipping communities and ministries.
Convocation: A number of parishes and missions within a given geographical area of a diocese under the direction of a dean. There are 10 convocations in the Diocese of Atlanta.
Parish: A fellowship of Christian people doing God's work under the leadership and direction of one or more priests and is self-supporting.