Our Vision

A community of women supporting each other in Christ-centered ministries throughout the Diocese of Chicago.

Our Mission

We seek to support all women in our parishes without restriction by creating a greater connection between us through our faith and sisterhood with programs of education and service. We ask the Lord for guidance in translating our Christian belief into action.

2018 Calendar

November 16-17

Diocesan Annual Convention

Westin Yorktown

Lombard, IL


2019 Calendar

April 26-27 

Province V ECW Annual Meeting

President Abraham Lincoln Inn

Springfield, IL


May 4

ECW Diocese of Chicago Annual Meeting



June 1

Altar Guild Conference



2018 ECW Recognition Grant Award


St. Thomas Episcopal Church




The women of    St. Thomas were awarded the 2018 ECW Recognition Grant to honor their work in outreach.  Blessing Bags is a ministry of the women of St. Thomas, to reach out to the homeless community with bags of personal care items.


The ECW will have a collection basket at the Diocesan Convention for items which will be used in the bags.  Please see the list of requested items.


Blessing Bags List


















Fall Retreat 



Walking TogetherBecoming God's Beloved Community


October 27-28, 2018


This year's retreat featured The Rev. Kate Spelman, Featured speaker;

The Rev. Jane Schaefer, Presenter and Celebrant; The Rev. Deacon Trilby Murray, Presenter and Susan O'Brien, Preseter.

See photos of our event on our gallery page.


Knitogether at Convention


The ECW will have a room for knitting and relaxing throughout the Convention.  We will have special presentations as well.  Bring your knitting and enjoy the company of other knitters.  


Stop by our table in the exhibit hall and check our schedule of events.


Returning Program

Honored Women of the Diocese


The Honored Women program will return for a second year in 2019.  A woman from each parish is nominated as an honored woman for her service to her church, her faith and her community.  For details, please see our nomination guidelines.


Further information will be posted after the first of the year.



2018 Event Recap




Honored Woman booklet


Communications Presentation


Voluntary Financial Contribution


Support the ECW with a VFC (formerly "Fair Share").  Your contributions help provide communications, general administration and events which allow us to connect to our members across the diocese and Province V.


2018 Form

United Thank Offering


Grateful hearts are thankful hearts.


It's time to place your UTO ingathering on your parish calendar for this fall!   


For questions about the UTO in the Diocese of Chicago, please contact


Helen Mensing

Diocesan Coordinator 







The 125th Anniversary Book of Prayers has been added to our website.


Book of Prayers


The Mirror


The Mirror is published 6 times each year beginning in January in print or electronic versions.


To subscribe:


or write to the editor:


Mirror Editor


St. James Commons

65 East Huron St.

Chicago 60611


Submission of articles, event announcements or photographs are always welcome!


Current Issue










News You Can Use!


Updated booklets to support women's ministries


2019 Grant Applications





Episcopal Church Women

Diocese of Chicago

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Chicago  IL  60611

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