About Us


Our Mission

To build an accepting atmosphere where every women is welcomed and valued for her individual ministry.

The motto of the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) in the Diocese of Washington is: Then Jesus answered her, "Woman, great is your faith..." -Matthew 15:28

Our History

ECW evolved from the Women's Auxiliary Missionary Society, whose first Triennial meeting was held in 1874. Much of the early work involved fundraising in support of missionaries which eventually lead to the formation of the United Thank Offering. The United Thank Offering (UTO) continues to be a significant charity supported by the Episcopal Church Women to this day. The role of women in the Church and the world continues to change and ECW monitors women's full participation which includes mutual respect and equality of service. ECW listens to the concerns of women throughtout the Church and responds creatively to their needs.

Contact Us

The ECW office in the Diocese of Washington is located in Church House, on the Cathedral Grounds. Our Board meets the second Saturday of each month. You are welcome to contact me directly or any Board member with any concerns.

Mailing Address:
Episcopal Church Women
Diocese of Washington
Episcopal Church House
Mount Saint Alban
Washington, DC 20016
Attn: Deanne R. Samuels, President

Phone: (301) 499-3158

Fax: (202) 537-5784

Email: deanne005@yahoo.com