The Episcopal Church in Western North Carolina Welcomes You!

We are the Episcopal Church in the 28 most western counties of North Carolina, with more than 15,000 members contributing to 63 year-round congregations, six summer chapels, two conference centers, a summer camp, Deerfield Retirement Community, and Christ School. It's a vibrant and exciting place to live and work and experience the glory of God's creation.

Why Western
North Carolina?

Hear a welcome message from our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and learn how our diocese practices the Way of Love. 

Learn About Our Diocese

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From the mountains to the foothills, in cities and towns throughout Western North Carolina, our churches offer something for everyone.


Youth are more than just our future--they are our present. We invite youth and young adults to participate fully in the life of the Church.


Evangelism through storytelling. We believe that we can walk the Way of Love through sharing the stories of our unique and diverse diocese.

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"Barrier Breakers: The Pilgrimage" is a pilgrimage celebrating and amplifying the stories of historically black parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina.

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Upcoming Events

  • Diocesan History Day 3
    Sat, Oct 08
    St. David's Episcopal Church
    Oct 08, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
    St. David's Episcopal Church, 385 Forest Hills Rd, Cullowhee, NC 28723, USA
    Learn more about diocesan history at this special Centennial event - Episcopal Church Women in Western North Carolina. Join us at St. David's, Cullowhee or Virtually on our Facebook Link below.
  • Diocesan History Day 4
    Sat, Oct 22
    Grace Episcopal Church Morganton
    Oct 22, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Grace Episcopal Church Morganton, 303 S King St, Morganton, NC 28655, USA
    Learn more about diocesan history at this special Centennial event - Reflections on Camp Henry.
  • Convention with Presiding Bishop Curry
    Fri, Nov 11
    Trinity Episcopal Church Asheville
    Nov 11, 9:00 AM – Nov 12, 8:00 PM
    Trinity Episcopal Church Asheville
    The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church will join us for our Centennial Convention Weekend.
  • Revival with Bishop Curry
    Sun, Nov 13
    Christ School
    Nov 13, 10:00 AM
    Christ School, Christ School Rd, Arden, NC 28704, USA
    Join us for a Revival with Bishop Curry as we celebrate our Centennial year!
  • High School Retreat
    Fri, Nov 18
    Lake Logan /Camp Henry
    Nov 18, 7:00 PM EST – Nov 20, 12:00 PM EST
    Lake Logan /Camp Henry, 25 Wormy Chestnut Ln, Canton, NC 28716, USA
    Retreat for 9th through 12th graders.
  • Centennial Festival Altar
    Now until convention we are inviting everyone in the diocese, not just those attending convention, to share with us pictures of those who have died as well as their blessings and hopes for the next 100 years to come to be on view. Click on Details to submit Photos, Names, and Blessings.