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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TENS 2014 Walking the Way Series

We are pleased to announce the TENS 2014 Walking the Way Stewardship Narrative Series and annual giving campaign. Simply click on the link below and go to the Members Only section. Enter Username: giving, Password: glory. Both are lower case sensitive. You will find a number of resources guiding a congregation through a six week campaign. Don't forget to register for the upcoming conference talking place June 6-7 in Atlanta.
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ECF April Webinars

As part of ECF's on-going efforts to assist congregations in developing their leadership and financial resources, we are offering a wide range of web conferences for clergy and lay parish leaders this spring. There is no cost to participate in ECF's web conferences and all lay and clergy leaders are welcome to participate.
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Bishop Howard's Easter Message

The message of Easter is a message of hope and of encouragement. That message, whether it comes to us from the pulpit or from the written page, whether it is sung by the choir or painted by the artist, is always a message of beauty and of truth. . .It is no accident that the themes of Easter, of the resurrection of Christ and of the birth of his Church have for two millennia been portrayed so brilliantly in literature, music and art.
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"Buildings for a New Tomorrow"

The Episcopal Church Building Fund is hosting "Buildings for a New Tomorrow," a national, ecumenical symposium for solving the dilemma of church buildings. The symposium will take place April 28-30 in Ft. Lauderdale.
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