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About Us

A Place for Everyone

Join a faith tradition rooted in God’s unconditional love, and a collection of people who celebrate our differences instead of letting them separate us. We follow Jesus, and with him as our example, we strive to love one another, stand up for the marginalized, and welcome the stranger.

No matter who you are, we invite you to be part of one of our 87 faith communities and six college ministries across Alabama.

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What We Believe

The Episcopal Church is a Christian church that is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.

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What We Do

As the Episcopal Church in Alabama, we care for the 87 parishes and six college ministries in our diocese through ministry support, resources, and events. Our goal is to help all our parishes and ​faith communities​:

Equip the Saints

By offering tools and support that will help ensure all parishes thrive for the next 100 years.

Proclaim The Gospel

By nurturing and empowering committed disciples of Jesus and future leaders of the Church.

Seek & Serve Christ in all ​persons

By finding ways to diversify our parishes through creating pathways to racial healing and reconciliation.


To proclaim by word and example the Good News of God in Christ, to seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves, to strive for justice and peace among all people, and to respect the dignity of every human being.

Our Bishops

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Glenda S. Curry

Bishop of the Diocese of Alabama

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Glenda S. Curry is the 12th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Alabama. She was consecrated as bishop coadjutor on June 27, 2020, and was recognized and invested as bishop diocesan on January 9, 2021, at the Cathedral Church of the Advent.

Prior to her election, Curry served as the rector of All Saints Episcopal Church, Birmingham. Following her ordination to the priesthood she served as the rector of Epiphany Episcopal Church in Leeds. Prior to her ordination, Curry served as the president of Troy State University in Montgomery. She received her M.Div from the University of the South, Sewanee, in 2002.

She serves as chaplain to Province IV Daughters of the King (DOK) and as Bishop liaison to Episcopal Church Cursillo Ministries.

Bishop Curry is married to Bill, and they enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with their seven grandchildren.

To schedule an appointment with Bishop Curry, please email Elizabeth Blake or call 205-358-9224.

Our Bishops and Staff

The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior

The Rt. Rev. Brian N. Prior began serving in the Diocese of Alabama in January 2022. He served as diocesan bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota from 2010-20, and served as Assisting Bishop in the Diocese of Olympia from 2020-2021. Bishop Prior makes visitations, works with individual parishes, and provides leadership development across the diocese. He is also guiding the process of planning for Camp McDowell’s future, and the search for its next executive director. He is married to Staci, and together they have two sons. One of their favorite pastimes is traveling across the states in their Sprinter van.

To schedule an appointment with Bishop Prior, please email Elizabeth Blake or call 205-358-9224.

Our Bishops and Staff