Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and his staff, Utah Bishop Scott B. Hayashi, and the clergy of the Diocese of Utah welcome you to the Episcopal Church in Utah and Northern Arizona

Bishop’s Advent Message

Bishop Scott B. Hayashi shares a message for the holy season of Advent. As uncertainty abounds, he urges us to adhere closely to God and rise above the ongoing turmoil.  He encourages reflection and prayer as we prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas.   ... Read more


Bishop Hayashi joins Utah leaders in sponsoring ballot initiative for Medicaid Expansion.

After the state legislature failed to accept millions of federal dollars to provide healthcare for nearly 134,000 Utahns, Bishop Scott B. Hayashi teamed up with Utah Senator Brian Shiozawa, the Executive Director of the People Health Clinic, the AARP and concerned citizens to bring the issue directly to voters. The group is convinced Utah voters want the health coverage for their neighbors and the economic boost from an estimated 1000 new medical jobs that Medicaid Expansion can bring. The increased coverage would cost... Read more


Donate to Episcopal Relief and Development: Urgent need after hurricanes

Join thousands in the Episcopal Church in donating to the Episcopal Relief and Development hurricane funds. ERD is there to help all people in devastated areas regardless of religious affiliation. We also note our brothers and sisters in the Episcopal Church have been devastated in the Caribbean. There are over 50 Episcopal Churches in Puerto Rico and a dozen in the Virgin Islands. The fate and the needs of many of our parishioners is still unknown in much of the Caribbean. To donate please visit the Relief and Development Fund website here.... Read more




Check out Diocesan Social Media

As you check social media, be sure that you take a look at the diocesan Facebook page, Bishop Scott B. Hayashi's page and don't forget to look for your own congregation's page. People throughout our diocese and our community are taking notice of diocesan social media accounts since they were re-established in January of 2017. Since then, diocesan Facebook page "likes" have increased from 751 to 946. Page reach has extended beyond the audience of our diocese, with posts getting thousands of views and hundreds of shares.  The "Bishop's Birthday Message" is one... Read more


Bishop’s Fall Message

Fall is the time many people return to a normal church life with choir, Sunday school and the end of vacations. Bishop Scott B. Hayashi reflects on how people are returning at a time of anxiousness and uncertainty in our world and in our lives. He offers hope and prayer through the grace of Jesus Christ.   ... Read more