The Rt. Rev. Samuel Johnson Howard
Bishop of Florida

The Episcopal Diocese of Florida was founded in 1838 as the entire state of Florida. Today, our diocese consists of 25 counties in Northern Florida. Our parishes and congregations stretch from the Apalachicola River in the western part of our diocese to the Atlantic Ocean, and from the Georgia border to the Palm Coast region.

I hope that you find that which you are searching for on this site; and if you visit one of our 63 congregations you will encounter the love of Christ and the fellowship of those who follow him.


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EYE 2014 Reflections

The Rev. Abi Moon, Associate Rector of St. John's Church in Tallahassee recently attended the EYE 2014 event in Philadelphia. Click on the link below to read highlights of the largest Episcopal Youth Event in the country from several who attended.
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Ministry Exploration Weekend taking place in September

Discerning a call? Exploring the Holy Spirit's Movement in your current vocation? If you are interested in further exploration of both lay and ordained ministry click below to register for this year's Ministry Exploration Weekend taking place at Camp Weed September 26-27th. We look forward to seeing you there.
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Featured News

Buy Godspell tickets today! Proceeds to Benefit Church Without Walls

Apex Theatre Group will present Godspell, the well-loved Off Broadway classic, on Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2nd in Taliaferro Hall at St. John's Cathedral. Proceeds will benefit Church without Walls. Tickets are expected to sell quickly. Visit for ticket information.
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Wounded Warrior Retreat Cards & Donations Needed

The next Wounded Warrior Retreat will be held at Camp Weed August 15-17, 2014. Please write to these heroes expressing gratitude for their service. Cards or letters must be received in the Diocesan office no later than August 11th. Click below for a full list of attendees and the Diocesan Office address.
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