The Episcopal Church in the United States is a fellowship of 2.2 million Christians in 108 dioceses throughout the United States as well as Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Micronesia, Taiwan, and the Convocation of American Churches in Europe. The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church is the Most Rev’d Michael B. Curry. Bishop Curry, previously the Bishop of North Carolina, was elected during the 78th General Convention in June 2015 in Salt Lake City. He took office in November 2015.
The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a global fellowship of 73 million Christians in 38 self-governing provinces. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby. While he is sometimes compared to a pope, a more accurate description of his role is that he is “first among equals” with his brother and sister bishops from throughout the Anglican Communion.
St. Catherine’s is a member of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama, a diocese within the national Episcopal Church. The Bishop of our diocese is The Right Rev’d John McKee Sloan. For more information about the Diocese of Alabama and the national church, please visit the links below.