the Community of St. Mary, Eastern Province.

Bishop Julian Dobbs is pleased to announce that the Sisters of St. Mary, Eastern Province have been registered in the diocese and warmly greets Mother Miriam and all the Sisters of the Order to the Anglican Diocese of the Living Word.


To read a statement regarding the Community, follow this link.



The Anglican Diocese of the Living Word is a Missionary Diocese in the Anglican Church in North America and a member diocese of Gafcon.

The word diocese is derived from the Greek term dioikesis (διοίκησις) meaning "administration". Today, when used in an ecclesiastical sense, it refers to the ecclesiastical district under the jurisdiction of a bishop.