Ecumenical/Interfaith Connections

20160317 - Bishop R. William Franklin (left) of the Episcopal Diocese of Western New York and Bishop Richard J. Malone of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo record a radio program to discuss the two joint pastoral letters, revealing a vision common to both denominations. (Patrick McPartland/Staff Photographer)

The Episcopal Church is in full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and with the Moravian Church.

We have an interim Eucharistic sharing agreement with the United Methodist Church.

The international Anglican-Orthodox Dialogue met in Buffalo in September 2015.

Bishop Franklin and Bishop Malone, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Buffalo worked together on many issues in the region and issued two joint pastoral letters.

Joint Pastoral Letter on the Renewal of WNY (December 2014)
Second Joint Pastoral Letter on the Renewal of WNY (June 2015)

For more information on any of these or other Ecumenical or Interfaith activities contact Canon Cathy Dempesy-Sims, the Canon for Connections (