The Episcopal Church
St. Vincent's-in-the-Vineyard is a mission of The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. The Diocese has more than 40 communities of faith and more than 10,000 members located throughout eastern and central Missouri.
We believe that God is calling the people of The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri to transform our churches, our communities and our world to reflect more and more God's dream found in Jesus Christ. A dream that calls us to be a people who seek to be followers of Jesus who are forgiven, healed, strengthened and renewed. We seek a deeper connection with God and with each other as we journey together.
The Diocese is led by the Rt. Rev. Deon K. Johnson, who was elected as the eleventh bishop of the diocese on November 23, 2019.
The Diocese of Missouri is one of 110 dioceses in The Episcopal Church. 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 Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe God loves you -- no exceptions!
The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry is the Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church. He was elected to a nine-year term on by lay and ordained leaders from throughout the church on June 27, 2015.
The Episcopal Church is a member province of The Anglican Communion, which has its roots in the Church of England. The Anglican Communion is one of the world's largest Christian communities. It has tens of millions of members in more than 165 countries around the globe.
The head of the Anglican Communion is the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.