20th Anniversary of YAE, Cathedral 2018
The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe is in the jurisdiction of the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church. The Bishop in Charge, Suffragan to the Presiding Bishop, is based at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris and there are congregations in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Switzerland. As something of an ecclesiastical peculiarity, the Convocation functions both as a European church, with a legal corporate structure based in France, as well as a diocesan-like part of The Episcopal Church.
The parishes and mission congregations reflect the rich diversity of life and devotion within the unity of the whole fellowship of the Convocation. They are subject to the canons of The Episcopal Church and of the Convocation but their legal status in the respective countries varies in accordance with the applicable local civil laws.
The Convocation carries out its ministry with our Anglican partners: the Church of England Diocese in Europe, the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church, and Lusitanian Church of Portugal. We have close relations with the Old Catholic Church of the Union of Utrecht and the Church of Sweden, with whom we are also in full communion. We play a significant role in ecumenical circles in each of the countries in which we are present.