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Episcopalian 101

Trinity Episcopal Church is part of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, one of the oldest and largest dioceses in the Episcopal Church. We are home to about 40,000 people in over 150 parishes.

Together, we are a community devoted to participating in and understanding our roles within God's mission. Wherever you are on your faith journey, we invite you to learn more about us, to worship with us, and to join us!

The Rt. Rev. Jeffrey W. Mello is the XVI Bishop Diocesan of The Episcopal Church in Connecticut. The Rt. Rev. Laura J. Ahrens serves as the Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Church in CT for the state (i.e., a bishop elected to assist the diocesan bishop).

The Episcopal Church is a fellowship of 2.2 million Christians in 108 dioceses throughout the United States as well as Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, the Virgin Islands, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Micronesia, Taiwan, and the Convocation of American Churches in Europe. The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church is the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry. Bishop Curry, previously the Bishop of North Carolina, was elected during the 78th General Convention in June 2015 in Salt Lake City. He took office in November 2015.

The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, a global fellowship of 73 million Christians in 38 self-governing provinces. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the Most Rev. and Rt. Hon. Justin Welby. While he is sometimes compared to a pope, a more accurate description of his role is that he is "first among equals" with his brother and sister bishops from throughout the Anglican Communion. 

If you've been thinking about joining Trinity, you can learn more about being an Episcopalian in Inquirer’s Classes, which are typically offered in the spring. 

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