Friday, August 16, 2019

Bill Monk Photos - Welcome Page

Welcome to the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta 
Photo Albums

The most recent photo albums are listed below. 
Scroll down to see your Event Page

For older photo albums, you will find you event listed under 
List of Posts on the right side.>

Feel free to download and use any of the media for personal or church use.

PIV Media

Any questions or concerns, please contact Bill Monk

For more information about the 
Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta:

The Rt. Rev. Robert C. Wright, Bishop

Recent events

August 3, 2014The Cathedral of St. Philip 


Stewardship Workshop Presenters:

Tammy Pallot

Archdeacon Juan Sandoval
Julia Gable
Sara Matthews



Click here to go to the Stewardship Workshop Event page


August 4, 2019
Church of the Common Ground

The Very Rev. Monica Mainwaring's Last Sunday

Monica will be leaving the Church of the Common Ground to accept a call as the New Rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Brookhaven

We wish her well in her New Ministry

Click here to go the Common Ground event page


August 1, 2019

St. Anne's Episcopal Church

Sunday on Friday Eucharist

An Invitation:"Come enjoy this casual Holy Eucharist with child-friendly music, that is less than an hour long!"

Click here to go to the St. Anne's Event page

Growing Our Verger Ministry
August 1, 2019

In an effort to build a stronger verger guild in the Episcopal Diocese by encouraging parishes who do not use Vergers to see the benefits of using Vergers that benefits the clergy as well as the quality of service to our Congregation

To that end, Martha-Sue Blythe, Chair, and Janice Davis, Vice Chair will interview Clergy from around the Diocese to find out the benefits of having Vergers involved with with their church's
 Worship Services.

Church of the AscensionThe Rev. Mary Erickson, Rector

Click here see the interview with The Rev. Mary Erickson


July 24, 2019

The Stephen Ministers of St. Martin-in-Fields, Brookhaven Pack bags for the families and friends staying at El Refugio, an hospitality ministry helping those that are visiting immigrants that are being held at the Stewart Detention Center

Stephen Ministers at St. Martin's

We are a ministry of hospitality and visitation serving immigrants at Stewart Detention Center and their loved ones

El Refugio is a hospitality ministry, welcoming families and friends of  the over 1800 men detained at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA.  El Refugio offers overnight shelter for families who have traveled great distances to have a short visit with their loved one in Stewart.  El Refugio serves meals, distributes gas cards, and other helpful items to the people they serve.  The ministry sponsors a visitation program so that other caring people besides the family can provide comfort and support to an immigrant who is being detained.  El Refugio is also able to provide funding for books and magazines for the detainees, as well as a a new set of clothing when someone is released or deported, usually after about 2 years of incarceration.  It is a ministry that follows the way of Jesus, by welcoming the stranger--the Way of Love.

Click here to go to the Event Page of the Stephen Ministers at St. Martin's



July 7, 2019

The Church of the Common Ground is a worshiping community of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. We are a “church without walls” on the streets of Atlanta, providing support for the pastoral and spiritual needs of women, men and youth who live on the margins of our city.

Central to our faith community is the observance of Sunday worship.  

Our service with Holy Eucharist is every Sunday at 1 p.m. in Woodruff Park .

Click here to go to the Common Ground event page

June 30, 2019

Sermon- Deacon John Ray 
Church of the Holy Comforter

St Martin in the Fields

Click here to watch his sermon

June 16, 2019

Bishop Wright's Visit - 
Holy Trinity

Bishop Wright with Rector, The Rev Greg Tallant and
Associate Rector, The Rev. Jenna Strizak

Click here to go the event page


Reading Camp at Snellville
August 10-14

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Snellville

Reading Camp at Snellville, held annually since 2013, will be up and running again this year from June 10-14. It is modeled after the Reading Camp program begun by the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky.

Our campers come primarily from the greater metro area, including public, parochial, and home schools. Although the campers are English speakers, many languages are spoken in their homes including Korean, Chinese, Amharic, French, and Creole. Many qualify for free and reduced meal programs.

Click here to go to the Event Page


Vacation Bible School

St. Martin's Episcopal Church, Brookhaven
June 10-14, 2019


To Mars and Beyond 

Click here to go to the Event Page


August 9, 2019

Bishop Wright's Visit to St. Matthew's, Snelleville

Rector, The Rev. Elizabeth Hendrick with Bishop Wright

Click here to go to St. Matthew's Event Page

May 26, 2019

Youth Worship with Holy Comforter, This Sunday, May 26, at 10:30 am
Founded in 1893, Holy Comforter Episcopal Church, in the heart of Atlanta, seeks to restore all people to unity with God and with each other. About 60% of this congregation lives with mental illness and all of us participate in the life of community. The youth will travel during the Sunday school hour to arrive in time for their 10:30 am service. Lunch will be served after the service.
--From the St. Martin's Messenger (5/24)

The youth from St. Martin's, along with Tavon Betts who is the Director for  Youth, Children, and Family Ministries at St Martin's, prepared, cooked and served salad and spaghetti to a hungry crowd of worshipers following the 10:30 AM Eucharist.

Click here to see the event page of their visit to Holy Comforter.


Church of the Common Ground Worship

Woodruff Park

May 26, 2019

Click here to see the event page of the Sunday Worship on 5/26


May 9, 2019

Aunt Clara Celebrates Birthday #102

Aunt Clara Johnson celebrated her 102nd Birthday with family and friends at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in southwest Atlanta.

 According the the US Census (2010) there were 53,364 people over the age of 100.

Which is  0.173% of the total US population.

Roughly 1 person in every 6,000 reach their 100th birthday

Click here to take you to the Family and Friends who help her celebrate her 102nd birthday


May 19, 2019

Bishop Wimberly

St. Patrick's Episcopal Church

Participating Clergy (left to right)

 The Rev. Julia Rusling - Assoc. Rector
The Very Rev. Richard Game - Rector
Bishop Wimberly
Lesley-Ann Drake - Deacon


Click here to view the event page of Bishop Wimberly's Visit

May 18, 2019

All Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta
Ellis Hall

Ecclesia Ministries Network and Atlanta’s Church of the Common Ground hosted a weekend of conversation, sharing, feasting, and seeing (sites, need, and church) with a special emphasis on racial reconciliation in our churches and in our work.  The weekend was meant to help us collaboratively think critically and constructively about our leadership of street churches, that we would be encouraged to seek justice and love mercy, walking humbly, outside, with God.

Click here to go to "Beyond Sandwiches"  Symposium page


May 12, 2019

Bishop Wright's Visit to All Saints Episcopal Church, Atlanta

Click here to go t0 the Event Page of Bishop Wright's Visit


 May 19, 2019

Central to our faith community is the observance of Sunday worship.Our service with Holy Eucharist is every Sunday at 1 p.m. in Woodruff Park.

We have an adapted liturgy. Members of the Church of the Common Ground take turns on our worship team, serving as greeters, readers, and members of the choir.

Most Sundays visiting congregations share in worship and fellowship with Common Ground.We are always grateful for the prayerful presence, hospitality and friendship they extend to our community.

We welcome visitors, either individuals or groups, to worship with us.

Click here to go to the Church of the Common Ground Event Page


May 11, 2019

Verger Guild, Summer Assembly
Holy Family Episcopal Church, Jasper

Click here to Verger Guild Summer Assembly event page

May 9, 2019

 Saint David's Roswell

Holy Eucharist and Rite of Confirmation

Bishop Robert C. Wright

Click here to go the St. David Confirmation page


May 5, 2019

Bishop's Visit to St. Peter and St. Paul to Celebrate 
Holy Eucharist and Rite of Confirmation

Click here to go to the St Peter and St. Paul Event page


May 3-5, 2019


The Episcopal Church Women of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta held their Annual Spring Retreat at the Camp Mikell - Camp and Conference Center 

Click here to go to the 2019 ECW Retreat Page


April 13, 2019

Our Faith Partners

Construction started on Saturday, April 6, and runs 8 consecutive Saturdays through June 8. Day one begins at the Habitat warehouse; all other build days begin at the construction site at 2039 Akron Dr., SE

Click here to go to the Habitat Build Welcome Page
Next Habitat Update April 25, 2019 


March 24, 2019

Bishop Wimberly's Visit to St. Teresa's Episcopal Church

Click here to go to the Event Page


March 19, 2019

Episcopal Church Women - Dinner
Creation and Use of Religious Icons

The Rev. Edith Woodling
St. Martin's Episcopal Church
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

- An Invitation-

Please join the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) and the Rev. Edith Woodling
for the 2019 ECW Spring Dinner. Edith will be discussing the creation
and use of religious icons in worship. She has been creating icons for the past 6 years under the tutelage of master iconographer Teresa Harrison. 
Edith will have with her some of her originals and some copies of her work. 
She will give a short background describing the practice
of iconography and discuss prayer practices associated with icons. 

Click here to go to the event page


March 17, 2019

Diocese of Atlanta Spring
 Confirmation, Reception and Reaffirmation

Cathedral of St: Philip 

160 Confirmands and their families from parishes throughout the Diocese of Atlanta attended the Diocesan Spring Confirmation service held at the Cathedral of St. Philip

Click here to go to the event page


Diocese of Atlanta - Verger Guild Photos

The Vergers' Guild of the Episcopal Church (VGEC) was founded in 1989 at St. George's Episcopal Church in Nashville, Tennessee.  On January 11, 1992 the 8th Bishop of Atlanta, Frank K. Allan called the vergers of Atlanta together to form a Chapter of Vergers affiliated with the VGEC, which would become the second local chapter of the national guild.
On May 22, 1992 St. Bartholomew's - Atlanta hosted a Service where newly elected Chapter Officers were installed. 

In 1996 the Chapter was formally named the "Mark Emory Graham Chapter."  Graham, a verger at All Saints' Episcopal Church in midtown Atlanta, was a founding member of the VGEC.
He was instrumental in promoting vergers in the diocese and in the founding the local chapter.

On May 27, 2004 the 9th Bishop of Atlanta, J. Neil Alexander, designated the Mark Emory Graham Chapter as an auxiliary of the Diocese of Atlanta, serving its people in the ancient and honorary function of verger in its liturgies, worship, and ceremonial occasions, and thereby entitled to all rights, privileges, and responsibilities thereunto appertaining.

The Mark Emory Graham Chapter has continued to grow to become the largest and the most active chapter in the VGEC.

Today we celebrate 25 years of the ministry of our Vergers to the 
Diocese of Atlanta

The link below will take you to links to many of the verger events over the past 20 years

Click here to go to the Verger Guild Event Page