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Lenten Lunch & Learns

Join East TN and Diocesan leadership for our Lenten Lunch & Learn series in March. Topics include, Safe Church, Expanding on ‘Connect’, Mission and Ministry Audits, and Community Engagement and Space Sharing.

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39th Annual Diocesan Convention

Visit the diocesan convention website for all the upcoming Lenten Lunch & Learn workshops and recordings of the events from February 3rd & 4th!

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General Convention Deputation Updates

Learn more about our East TN General Convention Deputation, see who is serving the wider church on standing commissions and task forces, and read updates as they are available.

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Becoming Beloved Community

The Beloved Community is the body within which we promote the fruits of the spirit and grow to recognize our kinship as people who love God and love the image of God that we find in our neighbors, in ourselves, and in creation. It provides a positive, theologically and biblically based ideal toward which we can grow in love, rather than framing our justice and reconciliation efforts as fundamentally “against” (as in antiracism, anti-oppression, etc.).

Becoming Beloved Community, The Episcopal Church

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News & Events

Learn about the latest news and events from Episcopal communities across East Tennessee.

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Grace Point Retreat Village Campaign

Join us in reaching our goal to finish raising 1.1 million to complete the Retreat Village. 

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St John's Cathedral

The cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee is nestled in the heart of downtown Knoxville. St. John’s Cathedral welcomes you to make St. John’s your cathedral.

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About The Episcopal Church In East Tennessee

Our Diocese is a collaborative community of engaged members with a “can-do” spirit who are creative, energetic and generous followers of Jesus. We are nestled in the valley between the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains, covering approximately 14,350 square miles in 33 counties in East Tennessee and one in North Georgia. Within this area are 50 diverse congregations which range in attendance from nine to more than 450 faithful worshipers. The Rt. Rev. Brian L. Cole is the fifth bishop of East Tennessee. Clergy number more than 150, which includes 73 priests, 22 vocational deacons and more than 60 non-parochial and retired priests and deacons, all serving under a common call to Reconcile All Things in Christ. In addition to efforts to keep our annual diocesan convention relevant and informative, recent diocesan-wide collaborations include a Christian Formation Task Force, an Evangelism Task Force and a Becoming Beloved Community Task Force. The Diocese of East Tennessee is committed to being a community of prayer and action, caring for the people of our beautiful East Tennessee region. Our forward looking vision is that creativity and innovation are theological tasks, guided by the Holy Spirit. We are rooted in Christ and we are open to the world.

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