Episcopal Church in the Philippines

With its history as a Spanish colony, the Philippines was predominantly Roman Catholic. When Americans colonized the country in 1898, Anglican missionary work began in the north and among Muslim populations in the south. Four dioceses were established by 1971. The Church consecrated its first Bishop in 1963 and became an autonomous Province in 1990.


June 4, 2020

By: Floyd P. Lalwet

1. Who are you? 

Floyd P. Lalwet, Provincial Secretary of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines.

2. Where are you finding hope during the time of COVID-19?

If the question refers to the source of hope as we cope with this crisis, then I would say that it is the...

April 10, 2020

In 2012 the Rt. Rev Greg Rickel, Bishop of the Diocese of Olympia and the Rt. Rev. Danilo Bustamante, former Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Philippines met and realized their common commitments to the spirituality of the Earth and decided there...

May 9, 2017

The Rt. Rev. Joel A. Pachao will be installed in June as the 6th prime bishop of the Episcopal Church in the Philippines. Photo: Caroline Carson

[Quezon City, Philippines]  The Rt. Rev. Joel A. Pachao was elected May 10 as the 6th prime bishop of The Episcopal Church in the Philippines...

February 28, 2017

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry speaks to a packed audience at Trinity University of Asia during a keynote address focused on the Jesus Movement. Photo: Lynette Wilson/Episcopal News Service

[Episcopal News Service – Manila, Philippines] When Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and Prime...

October 18, 2016

[Episcopal Relief & Development] At 10 am, the newest neighborhood in the Philippines was already steaming hot. Six bishops in colorful vestments filed out of a concrete house, and gathered at the back of a covered, but otherwise open, pavilion to begin a celebration Eucharist.

I was...

June 9, 2015

[Episcopal Church in the Philippines] On May 28, 2015, Filipino Episcopal priests,  Lito Awakan, Leo Basing-at and Pablo Buyagan of the Episcopal Diocese of Northern Philippines, together with members of the Movement for the Advancement of Tribal Unity and Development (MAITUD),  ...

February 7, 2013

[Episcopal Church Office of Global Partnerships, Manila] The Asia-America Theological Exchange Forum was held Feb. 3-6 at Trinity University of Asia in Quezon City, Philippines, with some 80 delegates from seminaries and churches discussing the future of theological education and Asian...

August 12, 2012

[Ecumenical News International] Faith groups are responding as survivors of massive flooding in Manila and surrounding regions in the Philippines seek to rebuild their lives.

Barely recovering from the devastation of Typhoon Saola, the country was battered by the Southwest Monsoon from...

May 24, 2012

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Obispo Maximo, or Supreme Bishop, of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) has made an appeal for better communication and information sharing between Anglican/Episcopal Churches around the world.

On a visit to the Anglican Communion...

March 22, 2012

[World Council of Churches] With more than 200 participants from around the globe, an event of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Commission on World Mission and Evangelism (CWME) starts today in Manila, the Philippines. Its aim is to seek renewed thinking on mission and evangelism,...


Serving in the Diocese of the Northern Philippines, Andrew Joyce, Diocese of Kentucky, works at