Diocese of West Virginia



Charleston, W.Va.

The Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia consists of 66 active parishes. Although many of our parishes are small, all are encouraged to work diligently within their communities. The Episcopal Church in West Virginia is significantly involved in outreach programs throughout the state.

Our Diocese sponsors many programs and committees designed to aid seekers in their quests for a more fulfilling spiritual life. Young people are a high priority in our church, with our focus on helping them seek and serve Christ as they develop into spiritually mature adults.

As a people we are strong and full of the pioneering spirit that is a hallmark of our state. Our state motto, Montani Semper Liberi — Mountaineers are always free — perfectly captures our independence and durability. Although discord may occasionally touch our church, we are all in agreement that our common goals and aspirations will not be tainted by such limitations. As Christians — as West Virginia Episcopalians — we boldly face the chasm that lies between “what is” and “what should be” in our world, and we work each day to lessen that gap.