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Church of the Redeemer Disaster Response Success Story

Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon Home Who We Are What We Do Where We Are What’s Happening Contact Us Episcopal Relief and Development recently published a success story about Church of the Redeemer, Pendleton. Their Disaster Preparedness Team was able to do...
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45th Annual Diocesan Convention

Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon Home Who We Are What We Do Where We Are What’s Happening Contact Us Join us on October 16-18, 2015 in The Dalles, Oregon for the 45th Annual Diocesan Convention hosted by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  Click on the links...
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Education for Ministry (EfM) Online

Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon Home Who We Are What We Do Where We Are What’s Happening Contact Us A new Education for Ministrty (EfM) Online group is being recruited by Deacon Georgia Giacobbe for start-up the second week of September, 2015.  EfM...
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Diocese

Ministries

Parishes

Follow the line of the Cascade mountain range in Oregon north to south, and you have the western boundary of the Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon. From there, the 69,000-square-mile diocese is bounded by Washington state to the north with a small detour to include Klickitat County, Washington, by Idaho to the east, and Nevada and California to the south.

Rugged and wide open, with mountains and rangeland, high desert and pine forests, fruit orchards and wheat ranches, eastern Oregon lends its own character to the people who live there. The total population of the 18 Oregon counties and one Washington county that compose the diocese is about 552,000. There are more than 2,600 Episcopalians in the diocese’s 22 parishes. Diocesan headquarters are located at Ascension School Camp and Conference Center, in Cove, Oregon – the heart of the diocese.

Created as a missionary district in 1907, EDEO became a diocese in 1970. But the Episcopal presence in eastern Oregon dates to the late 1800s. One circuit riding priest, the Rev. Reuben D. Nevius, especially left his mark. Nevius, also a botanist, worked in eastern Oregon from 1873 to 1879. He designed and built churches, small architectural gems that still serve congregations. Among them: Ascension Chapel, Cove; St. Stephen’s, Baker City; St. James, Milton-Freewater; St. Thomas, Canyon City; and the Diocesan Chapel in The Dalles.

The Rt. Rev. Patrick Bell, who was ordained Bishop Diocesan in April, 2016, is the diocese’s eighth bishop.

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The Episcopal Diocese of Eastern Oregon Archives is a growing collection of news items, historic photos, and stories of past and present goings-on and parishioners.

Pay a visit to the archives, and come back often for updates.

EDEO Archives