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Welcome to the Diocese of Bethlehem! We are a community of parishes and institutions in the fourteen counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania. We seek to celebrate and share the love of God in word and deed. We are a part of The Episcopal Church and through it members of the Anglican Communion, the world’s third-largest body of Christians. In all that we do, we aim to be faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Learn More...

Stewardship Conference Registration Now Open

On May 30, the Diocesan Stewardship and Evangelism Committee hosts a day-long conference at St. Stephen's Pro-Cathedral in Wilkes-Barre. The Rev. Dr. C.K. Robertson, canon to the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, will lead the day. His topic will be "The Barnabas Principle:  A Practical Approach to Congregational Development."

Robertson, a distinguished visiting professor at General Theological Seminary, is a fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation and has served on the board of the Episcopal Network for Stewardship. He is the author of several books about the life of Barnabas and Paul, including "Transforming Stewardship" and "Barnabas vs. Paul," which will be given to attendees.

Date:  Saturday, May 30

Time:  8:30 am-3 pm

Cost:  $15, including breakfast, lunch and two books

Register online.

Day of Conversation on Gun Violence

On June 13 from 9 am until 1 pm at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Tunkhannock, the Diocese of Bethlehem's Peace Commission will host a day of conversation on gun violence and gun safety. The event is an opportunity to gather with others from throughout the diocese in an atmosphere of peace to share personal stories and begin dialogue that can decrease gun violence and increase gun safety.

"The inspiration for this dialogue came from exciting open and honest discussion that took place at the hearings for the resolutions presented at the diocesan convention in October of 2014," writes the commission. "Not only did the people present share their opinions on the resolution, but it was done in an atmosphere of prayerful listening. Our hope is to recreate that sense of working together in the Christian community."

Date:  June 13

Time:  9 am-1 pm

Cost:  Free of charge

Register online


Regional Confirmations

Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at 5 pm St. Luke’s, Scranton