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Office of the Bishop of the Diocese of Arizona

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The Episcopal Diocese of Arizona is under the visionary and pastoral leadership of our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Kirk Stevan Smith. The diocese was established in 1959, and today has more than 60 congregations, several excellent primary schools, and four college chaplaincies. We focus on church growth and development, Spanish-speaking and Native American ministries, and welcoming the newcomer. The parishioners in our diocese are a vibrant group of believers making a difference in countless ways throughout the state.

We exist to encourage and connect leaders as they grow Christ’s church.
Existimos para animar y conectar líderes a medida que crecen la iglesia de Cristo.

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Native American church leaders offer a traditional blessing during the consecration of Arizona Bishop Jennifer Reddall on March 12. Photo: David Schacher, via Diocese of Arizona
Office of the Bishop of the Diocese of Arizona, Phoenix, AZ

Arizona churches honor ‘people of the land,’ add Indigenous Peoples Day to diocese’s calendar

The Diocese of Arizona is stepping up its efforts to give recognition to the “People of the Land,” including by creating an Indigenous Peoples of Arizona Day, which churches in the diocese can celebrate in future years on the second Monday of October – the Columbus Day federal holiday.