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 three counties in Northwest Georgia. Within this area are 46 diverse congregations which range in attendance from 8 to more than 300 faithful worshipers. The Rt. Rev. Brian L. Cole is the fifth Bishop of East Tennessee. Clergy number more than 200, including approximately 55 priests, 15 vocational deacons and more than 130 non-parochial and retired priests and deacons. In addition, the diocese nurtures a vibrant culture of lay leadership and ministry with ongoing formation and support for lay preachers, evangelist facilitators, pastoral leaders, pastoral care ministers, catechists, and worship leaders. All East Tennessee Episcopalians serve under a common call to Reconcile All Things in Christ. Our diocesan offerings, kept relevant and informative through a culture of learning, are the product of our Christian Formation, Evangelism, Becoming Beloved Community, and Pride working groups. 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.
Centering Prayer Workshop
October 4 @ 1:00 pm
The Ayres Center for Spiritual Development is hosting Susan Packard in a discussion about Centering Prayer and how this practice can benefit your day...
Cancelled: Kondoa Pilgrimage Gathering and Dinner
October 4 @ 6:00 pm
Cancelled with Possible Reschedule Date For 10 years, the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee has been blessed by a relationship with our sister diocese of Kondoa,...
DioET at 2023 KnoxPride
KnoxPride kicks off on Friday, October 6! Want to walk in the Diocese of East Tennessee’s group at the KnoxPride parade? Want to hang...
October 11 @ 1:00 pm
Mindfulness is the practice of being actively aware and present in the moment and state that we are currently in. Mindfulness meditation can be...
John Philip Newell at Ascension
Church of the Ascension will host internationally acclaimed author and speaker John Philip Newell, author of Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul, the Rebirthing of God, and Listening for...
October 14 @ 6:00 pm
We believe that God’s love for each of God’s children is endless and all-encompassing. We believe that diversity, including diversity of gender and sexual...
Writing & Journaling Workshop
October 18 @ 1:00 pm
How do we tell our story? Where do we begin? We can do it by crafting the stories of our hearts. We can honor...
East TN ECW 2023 Annual Meeting
October 21 @ 9:00 am
The Episcopal Church Women of East Tennessee invites all women in the Diocese of East Tennessee to attend this year’s annual meeting to be...
The latest from our blog
Church of the Nativity Calls The Rev. Maribeth Manoff as Priest-in-Charge
The East Tennessee Episcopal community is excited to announce that The Rev. Maribeth Manoff has accepted Church of the Nativity’s call to be their Priest-in-Charge. Mother Maribeth will begin her work at Nativity on November... Read More
East Tennessee Celebrates Legacy of Bishop Barbara Harris
On Sunday, September 17, 2023, the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee and the Chattanooga community gathered at Grace Episcopal Church, Chattanooga to celebrate the legacy of Bishop Barbara Clementine Harris, the first female and first... Read More