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We belong to The Episcopal Church, which is made up of 109 dioceses in 16 nations. The founding fathers of our great nation helped establish the Episcopal Church shortly after the American Revolution.  Our roots are with the Church of England and we remain part of the Anglican Communion.

Queen Elizabeth I declared that the Church of England would be a prayer book religion. As part of the Anglican Communion, we remain this way today. We are not dogmatic like the Roman Catholics. We are not Creedal like the Presbyterians. We are the middle way, between the Roman Catholic Church and the Protestant Churches. We believe the authority of God is given to us through three sources: Scripture, Tradition, and Reason.

The Episcopal Church is being lead by our Presiding Bishop, The Most Rev. Michael Curry, into the Jesus Movement: The Way of Love.  We are all invited to join in this ancient and wonderful movement.

The Way of Love continues the Episcopal Church’s work of Justice and Mercy. To this end, the church offers resources to explore a number ways we too can join in this movement.  These can be explored on the website of the Episcopal Church. Links may be found here.

Our Church Diocese

We reside in the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California.  This Diocese was created in 1910 and is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over the northern part of California. It is in Province 8 and its cathedral, Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, is in Sacramento, as are the diocesan offices.

The Right Reverend Megan M. Traquair was ordained and consecrated the eighth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern California on June 29, 2019 at the Mondavi Center in Davis, CA. Her election took place at a Special Electing Convention on February 9, 2019 at Faith Episcopal Church, Cameron Park, CA. 

More about Bishop Megan

Racial Reconciliation

Office of Government Relations

Creation Care


St. Michael's Day School

The founding Rector, the Rev. Thurlow Baker, believed that church buildings should not sit idle. Immediately after the first structures were complete, he suggested that the congregation put this resource to good use and provide a place for their children to have a Christian education. This wisdom continues today with St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School’s mission advocating the same core values that existed from the beginning.

Mission of St. Michael's Episcopal Day School

It is the mission of St. Michael’s Episcopal Day School to provide a learning environment where students are inspired to think critically; act responsibly; lead compassionately; and innovate wisely in seeking scholastic, artistic and physical achievement through a curriculum that is both traditional and integrated.

In its programs, St. Michael’s seeks to discover and nurture the gifts that each student possesses; to deepen each student’s understanding of the complexities of the world; and to inspire each student to realize his or her full potential.

Towards this end, the Head of School, Mrs. Mary Heise, with the faculty and staff assure that the school is committed to helping students develop:

Passion for Learning
Formation of Character
Individual and Social Responsibility
Ethical Responsibility
Respect for Diversity
Spiritual Growth
St. Michael's Episcopal Day School Calendar

Scout Troop 802

St. Michael’s offers a program for its youth to enjoy and experience the great outdoors in Scout Troop 802. With Troop 802, youth will learn the values of a being a scout — how to be a steward of the outdoors and your community.

6th - 12th Grade

Focus on hiking, camping, fun and teaching leadership. For more information, please contact Greg Alyanakian or Josh Barnes