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.
13 Jan
2016

Gold Medal awarded to Bible Women book

Forward Movement’s new release, Bible Women: All Their Words and Why They Matter, has been awarded top honors by Independent Publishers as one of the year’s best books for Bible study. Authored by Lindsay Hardin Freeman the book received a […]

14 Nov
2015

EWHP Board Meeting

The Board of the Episcopal Women’s History Project will meet Dec. 3-4 at The Virginia Theological Seminary.

12 Aug
2014

Call for Papers

The Chinese University of Hong Kong has issued a call for papers for their June 25-26, 2015 conference entitled "Christian Women in Chinese Society—The Anglican Story."  All the details can be found HERE. 

12 Aug
2014

Summer 2014 Timelines

Our Summer 2014 Timelines  has just been published.  You can read it Here  It has reactions to the recent conference in Salt Lake, news about election of officers, grants, a president's message and a "Footnotes to History" article on Constance […]

4 Apr
2014

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
2013

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 […]