Statement of Purpose

To promote and encourage research, writing and publication in all matters touching upon the history of women in the Episcopal Church; To promote and encourage the collection and preservation of records and other artifacts of interest pertaining to such history; To foster and promote public knowledge of interest in such history.

To this end the Episcopal Women’s History Project:

  • Records and Transcribes oral histories of noteworthy Episcopal women who have made a difference.
  • Encourages research and publication of the lives and works of Episcopal women, past and present.
  • Honors Episcopal women living or dead through the annual “All Saints” appeal.
  • Raises the consciousness of the Episcopal Church and others about the historic place of women in the Church.
  • Encourages the “Save a Life” project of raising up women who have been significant in local parishes.
  • Researches the roles of women in the world mission of the Episcopal Church.
  • Provides speakers and workshop leaders to help Diocesan or Provincial groups revisit histories of Episcopal women.
  • Discovers and Inventories sources and publications for use by researchers.
4 Apr

Excitement ahead for 2014!

Isn’t it wonderful to know that spring might really get here soon? Here in New York City, we’ve had ourselves a bitterly cold and snowy winter, but the bulbs are starting to peek out of the flower beds, and while […]

4 Nov

More Deaconess materials online!

Thanks to our beloved friend Wayne Kempton, Archivist of the Diocese of New York, and to the Christoph Keller, Jr. Library of the General Theological Seminary, we offer you this link to the “Newsletters of the Church Training and Deaconess […]

4 Nov

Two Scholars Imagine the World of Early Christian Women

With Kate Cooper & Deirdre Good at General Theological Seminary, November 18 We are thrilled to pass along the news that Kate Cooper, professor at the University of Manchester has published Band of Angels,  on women in early Christianity. Professor […]

4 Nov

An update on our beloved Matilda!

Dear EWHP board members past and present. . .(hopefully not missing anyone), It is hard to believe that it has been a year since our meeting in Dobbs Ferry with all our lives hopefully busy and joyous in the work […]

4 Nov

All the Saints, All the Time: Remembering Barbara Schnorrenberg

Dr. Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg, past president of the Episcopal Women’s History Project, died from complications of breast cancer on October 10, 2013.  Dr. Schnorrenberg was a long-time advocate of women in the historical profession and of women’s history.  With an […]

30 Jul

All the Saints, All the Time: Honoring Eleanor Jacobs of Lindenhurst, NY

The late Mrs. Eleanor Jacob was a devoted member of the St. Boniface Episcopal Church. She truly carried out our Lord and Savior’s commandment “To love our neighbor as He loves us.” Eleanor’s devotion was exemplified by her acceptance of […]