About The Episcopal Church In East Tennessee
We are the Episcopal Branch of The Jesus Movement in East Tennessee! Our Church is a collaborative community of engaged members with a “can-do” spirit who are creative, energetic and generous followers of Jesus. We are nestled in the valley between the Cumberland Plateau and the Appalachian Mountains, covering approximately 14,350 square miles in 33 counties in East Tennessee and one in North Georgia. Within this area are 51 diverse congregations which range in attendance from nine to more than 450 faithful worshipers. The Rt. Rev. Brian L. Cole is the fifth bishop of East Tennessee. Clergy number more than 150, which includes 73 priests, 22 vocational deacons and more than 60 non-parochial and retired priests and deacons, all serving under a common goal to Reconcile All Things in Christ. You are welcome here and we look forward to seeing you!
Ordination of Spencer Cantrell to the Priesthood
November 17 @ 4:00 pm
Your prayers and presence invited! God willing, on behalf of the Right Reverend Brian L. Cole, Bishop of East Tennessee, the Right Reverend Mary D....
Celebration of New Ministry for Brett Backus and St. Elizabeth, Knoxville
November 28 @ 6:30 pm
You are warmly invited! The congregation of St. Elizabeth’s Episcopal Church and the Rev. Brett Backus will celebrate their new ministry together on Wednesday,...
Eucharistic Visitor Workshop
December 1 @ 9:30 am
The Diocese of East Tennessee is pleased to offer a training opportunity in the Chattanooga area for new or veteran Lay Eucharistic Visitor (EV)...
Putting Down Roots: Bridge Refugees Benefit
December 12 @ 7:30 pm
Join us for an unforgettable night of music performed by some of American folk music’s finest singers and songwriters! RB Morris, Malcolm Holcombe, Mary...
Winter Session 2019
January 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Hey high schoolers! Beat the winter blues and join us for Winter Session! All high school students grades 9-12 are welcome to attend. Registration...
Ordination of David Burman to the Deaconate
February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
God willing, the Right Reverend Brian L. Cole, Bishop of East Tennessee, will ordain David Burman to the Sacred Order of Deacons. Seven o’clock...
Junior Winter Session 2019
February 15, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Hey middle schoolers! Beat the winter blues and join us for Winter Session! All middle school students grades 6-8 are welcome to attend. Registration...
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Bishop Brian’s Thanksgiving Message
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