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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!

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Bishop’s Address to 2019 Diocesan Convention

Bishop’s Address to the 35th Annual Convention of the Diocese of East Tennessee The Right Rev. Brian Lee Cole | Knoxville, Tennessee Click here for the video of the bishop’s address to the 2019 Convention.... Read More

Peter Keese Christ Church Rugby


The Rev. Peter Keese and his wife Helen will soon be moving to Nashville. We thank Peter for his many years of service to this diocese, including his service as Standing Committee president, and as... Read More