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Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

Stories in the Diocese

Celebrating ECW's Legacy of Service

For 150 years, Episcopal Church Women in Western North Carolina have carried out the mission of the Church through giving and serving. A special event is set to honor the group's sesquicentennial.

Photos from the Holy Land Pilgrimage

WNC pilgrims have returned home safely from Israel. See scenes from across the world and get a peek at sites from Bible times in our photo gallery from the journey.

Wild Church

The Church of the Transfiguration, Bat Cave, will soon venture into the Transfiguration Preserve for Sunday evenings for a special time of worship, creation care, and fellowship.

Trinity Begins Composting

Green buckets have popped up in the hallways of Trinity, Asheville, to encourage composting in an effort to create a sustainable world and community.

Leadership Checklist

View the weekly checklist of important upcoming dates and deadlines for clergy, wardens, and staff.

Clergy: If you missed this year's Renewal of Vows service, baptismal and healing oils are available for pickup at the diocesan office.

Grants Available — Apply Now*

Patricia Minkler Howell Children's Outreach — due April 30

Sustainable Development — due May 1

Justice and Outreach — rolling approval

Congregational Vitality — rolling approval

*The General Grant Application is now available as a fillable PDF.

Grant Details

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

Events around the Diocese

Kimberly Cann Piano Concert


Manna Food Bank

Sunday, April 30

3 p.m. |

St. Giles Chapel (Deerfield), Asheville

More Info

Raise Another

Home Auction Benefitting

BeLoved Village

May 6 | 6–10 p.m.

16 Fernihurst Dr., Asheville


DioWNC Fifth Grade Day Retreat

Saturday, May 6 |

11 a.m. – 3 p.m. |

Trinity, Asheville


Mother's Day Weekend Retreat

May 12–14 |

Lake Logan


Hoop House Dedication

Tuesday, May 16|

5 p.m. |

Calvary, Fletcher


Wild Wonder: Creation Care VBS

June 12–16 |

9 a.m.– noon |

St. John in the Wilderness, Flat Rock


Job Openings



Good Shepherd, Cashiers



Church of the Advocate, Asheville



Trinity, Asheville

More Jobs

Resource Spotlight

Child and Youth Formation Resources

Find tools and guides for programs, curricula, planning, and LGBTQ+ topics on our Children and Youth Formation Resources page.

Around the Episcopal Church

Alabama Heritage Garden to Show Indigenous Planting

The Church of the Good Shepherd in Decatur, Alabama plans to use corn, bean, and squash seeds from the Cherokee people to demonstrate the 'Three Sisters' planting method on land that was once part of the Cherokee Nation.

Pastoral Care for Climate Conference

Engage with fellow Christian leaders (clergy and lay) who are advocating for creation care. The ecumenical retreat will weave together scientific, theological, and ministry approaches to climate change. It is offered by Creation Justice Ministries in Beaufort, North Carolina, June 14–16.

Episcopal Resources

The Episcopal Church

Center for Racial Healing

Episcopal Migration Ministries


Relief and Development

Have a story or event to share?

Review our submission guidelines and submit your stories and events for Along the Way to Rachel Carr by 5 p.m. Tuesday for consideration.

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