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Click the preview above to watch the trailer for “Tuniyay.”

Tuniyay “Indian Schools” Documentary Premiere Set for July 16th at Salt Lake Public Library

In the late 19th and early 20th century, after nearly hundreds of years of genocide and colonial oppression, dwindling Indigenous populations of the American Southwest faced further cultural erasure through efforts of “assimilation.” Governmental and religious organizations—typically of white, Anglo-Saxon backgrounds—were tasked to create mandatory schooling programs to prevent the youth’s ability to carry their culture to the next generation.

Tuniyay is a documentary produced by the Diocese of Utah under the guidance of Bishop Phyllis A. Spiegel and directed by our Craig Wirth. This film that explores the atrocities committed by these schools, our Episcopal Diocese’s role in helping run these institutions, and the mission of reconciliation we are now tasked with to identify, respect, and empower these cultures and communities to pass on their traditions.

The film will premiere 6:30pm, July 16th, 2024 at the Salt Lake Public Library. 

Looking toward June & Pride Month

We enthusiastically look toward Pride Month this June! Inclusive views on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation or preference are central tenants of our church. This Pride Month, our Diocese will be engaging in a variety of activities that lift up local LGBTQIA+ voices and that celebrate all who are made in God’s image.

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Utah Epodcopalians: Don Wood

This episode of the Utah Epodcopalians podcast, we explore the growing need for streaming worship in a modern world, ways to enhance the video ministry, and AV improvements in church worship. Our guest, Don Wood, is a longtime expert in electronics and audio-visual communications in the church. He is a parishioner at St. Luke’s Church in Park City, Utah. 

Retirement Celebration for Chancellor Cn. Stephen Hutchinson, Esq.

Join the Episcopal Diocese of Utah in expressing our deepest gratitude for Steve’s remarkable forty-two years of dedicated service to God and the church he holds so dear. We invite you to an evening filled with friends, stories, music, and food as we celebrate Steve’s retirement. Let’s come together to celebrate and give thanks for Steve’s unwavering commitment and love for our community.

Past Events

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Retirement Celebration of Canon Chancellor Steve Hutchinson, Esq.
June 15, 2024

On June 15th, over 120 people gathered at the Episcopal Retreat & Conference Center in Salt Lake City to honor the career of Canon Chancellor Steve Hutchinson. Many shared heartfelt stories of Hutchinson’s impactful contributions and unwavering commitment to the community. He embarks on his well-deserved retirement, filled with travel and family time. Read more about his legacy and the future of his role, which will be assumed by Branden Burningham, Esq.

The Philadelphia Eleven
May 14th, 2024
The Philadelphia Eleven 
is feature-length documentary that 
explores the significance of the first women’s ordinations as priests in the Episcopal Church in 1974. It  premiered at the Broadway Theater in Salt Lake City on May 14th, followed by a guest panel. 

Mt. Olivet 150th Anniversary
May 11th, 2024
Mt. Olivet Cemetery is the only public cemetery in the USA designated by an Official Act of Congress; the Diocese of Utah has always been one of its sole trustees. The 150th Anniversary featured several presentations, including by historiographer Kurt Cook on the land’s history, and The Rt. Rev. Phyllis Spiegel, who led prayer to commemorate the 36,000 buried there.

Intergenerational Tea
May 11th, 2024
This event bridged generations with memorable moments: Intergenerational Tea gave an opportunity for generations to get-to-know one other by collectively making cards over tea, snacks. The event was put on by our Multigenerational Ministry team, whose goal is to engage those of all ages in our Rooted in Jesus mission.

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The Rt. Rev Phyllis Spiegel

12th Bishop of Utah

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The Episcopal Church in Utah

Bishop Daniel S. Tuttle formally started the Episcopal Church in Utah with his arrival in Salt Lake City on July 2, 1867. The Church became known for its social justice ministry with the creation of Utah’s first school system for children of all religions. Bishop Tuttle also started St. Mark’s Hospital to serve the thousands of miners who had no other health care options. He tirelessly traveled by stage and horseback to establish churches from Montana to Arizona.