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In Conversation: Bishop Brian Cole and Rev. Joe Ingle

Join Bishop Brian Cole as he interviews the Rev. Joseph Ingle on his new book Too Close to the Flame: With the Condemned inside the Southern Killing Machine, on Tuesday, August 20, at 7:00 PM at St. James Episcopal Church, Knoxville. We are excited to partner with Union Ave. Books to bring this event to you free of charge.

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Grace Point Day 2024

Come out to Grace Point for our annual Grace Point Day! Enjoy all the fun camp activities, food, and fellowship. 

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Job Positions

There are many open job positions throughout our East Tennessee Episcopal Community. From parish administrators to choristers, check out the open job positions. 

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News & Events

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

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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.).

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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 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.

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