Diocese of Florida



Jacksonville, Fla.

The Bishop’s Institute for Ministry & Leadership in the Episcopal Diocese of Florida offers quality education at the local level for the training of priests, deacons, and lay leaders, and provides continuing education for both clergy and laity. It is also working to provide educational resources for parishes within the diocese to assist them in developing their various ministries and educational offerings within the parish. In addition, the Institute promotes retreats, events, and forums that bring outstanding speakers from the wider Church and from many different backgrounds here to our diocese.

Founded in 1838, the diocese, with its 63 churches and missions, stretches east from the Apalachicola River to the Atlantic Ocean, and south from the Georgia border to the Palm Coast region. Our 12 diocesan schools range from preschool to high school. Currently three campus ministries serve Florida State University, the University of Florida, and the University of North Florida.
The Camp Weed and Cerveny Conference Center welcomes more than 650 summer campers and 35,000 guests annually. Multiple diocesan outreach ministries serve rural and urban areas with prison ministry serving those in correctional institutions. The call to serve all God’s people has remained steadfast and directed by the Holy Spirit over the past 177 years.