Diocesan & National Church
The basic unit in the Episcopal Church is the diocese. The Chapel of the Cross is part of the Diocese of North Carolina, presided over by the bishop in Raleigh.
Originally the whole state comprised the diocese, but first the Diocese of East Carolina and then the Diocese of Western North Carolina were formed, leaving the central part of the state with the original name. All the 100 or so dioceses in the country constitute the Episcopal Church of the United States. It in turn is a member of the worldwide Anglican Communion. For more information, see the following web sites.
- The Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina
- The Episcopal Church
- Episcopal Relief and Development
Provides worldwide relief, rehabilitation, and development support to people in need
- The Episcopal Church and Visual Arts
Features online exhibits “encouraging visual arts in the life of the Episcopal Church”
- The Episcopal News Service
- The Episcopal Church Foundation