Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan

The Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan is comprised of nearly 8,000 people in 58 diverse communities of faith, including four seasonal chapels, throughout West Michigan. The Diocese of Western Michigan is part of the Episcopal Church in the United States and the worldwide Anglican Communion, the third largest Christian communion on Earth with about 80 million active members.

Welcome Reverend Canon Anne Hallmark! 

On April 7, 2018, Bishop Hoagland announced the appointment of three regional canons for our diocese according to the restructuring plan adopted at the November, 2017, Diocesan Convention.  St. Christopher’s is located in the Northern Region of our diocese.

The Canon for the Northern Region is the Reverend C. Anne Hallmark (Anne).  She is a seasoned  parish priest and interim pastor, having served over thirty years in congregations within the Dioceses of Virginia and Chicago.  She brings extensive knowledge and experience in congregational leadership to our diocese, having been a proven leader and teacher in areas of organizational change, prayer practice, capital campaigns, and more.  She earned her Masters in Divinity from Seabury Western Theological Seminary in 1987.  

Canon Hallmark met for coffee with a few members of St. Christopher’s on June 8th to discuss a Morning Prayer Order of Service and will meet with our Rector Search Committee Chair Ed Ruffley soon to discuss our ongoing search for a priest for St. Christopher’s.  She will also celebrate a Sunday Eucharist at St. Christopher’s on July 8th.

Here are a few photos taken during the meeting on June 8th:

Canon Missioners are members of the diocesan staff, working alongside the people and congregations of our diocese in the development of vital, mission oriented, and collaborative faith communities.  

Bishop Hoagland Visits St. Christopher’s

On August 13, 2017, our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Whayne Hougland, Jr., and his wife Dana visited St. Christopher’s and celebrated our Sunday Eucharist.  Bishop Hougland spoke about the exciting changes taking place in our Diocese, the details of which continue to be revealed and explained on the Diocesan Website (see the link below).   He and Mrs. Hoagland also joined St. Christopher’s Vestry for Brunch and an informal discussion about issues facing our parish and the wider community.  Here are a few photos taken during our service.  See our Photo Page for more photos taken during the Bishop’s visit.

Click to visit the website for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Michigan: http://EDWM.org


In 1952, EDWM Bishop Wittemore established a foundation to foster and support the religious, educational, and charitable work of the Diocese of Western Michigan. The Foundation currently supports our diocesan camp, the congregational development institute, our parish reading camps, community gardens, breakfast programs, curacy programs, and acolyte and choir pilgrimages. Should you wish to assist with this continuing work, pamphlets with additional information are available on the parish book cart.