Dominican Republic Ministry
The Diocese of the Dominican Republic led by the Rt. Rev. Julio Cesar Holguin is one of the fastest growing dioceses in The Episcopal Church. For more than a decade, parishes from the Diocese of Virginia have supported this mission by visiting annually or sending financial assistance. Through these partnerships, the Diocese of the Dominican Republic can continue to build schools, churches, children's shelters, and medical facilities.
Churches who work in the Dominican Republic
Christ Church, Winchester, 2005 – Present, has supported medical missions to Bani; summer Bible School programs and maintenance projects at La Iglesia Episcopal de la Transfiguracion.
ECW, 2008, financially supported a school and tuition of students.
Grace Church, Stanardsville, 2006 – 2007, supported San Felipe Parish and ministered to the needs of those in public housing behind the church.
Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, Alexandria, 2003 – Present, work with San Marcos Church and School in Haina by assisting in construction projects and helping with computer systems.
St. Anne’s, Reston,2000 – present, has sent more than one hundred and twenty parishioners on annual mission trips to Cristo Salvador, providing VBS and working on many local construction projects. They also worked on the construction of the church of San Lucas in Santiago. The congregation sends financial support to the Children’s Shelter at Cristo Salvador.
St. James-the-Less, Ashland, 2009, financially supported missionary Ann Sprinkel.
St. John’s, McLean, 2006 – Present, supported the construction of the trade school at Iglesia San Gabriel in Consuelo. The Bishop blessed the newly constructed school in May 2012. Learning can now begin.
St. Paul’s, Alexandria, 2007 – 2008, held Vacation Bible School (VBS) for the children of Azua and cleaned up a local school yard.
St. Peter’s, Arlington, 2008 – Present, assisted in building a school in Montellano and taught VBS at Santa Eucahrista, the Episcopal Church in Mosovi, and supports their sister Episcopal church, Iglesia Santa Maria Virgen. Visit their blog.
St. Peter’s, Purcellville, 2008, ran the Pico Escondido Camp and assisted in construction projects.
St. Stephen’s, Richmond,2002 – Present, worked in the town of Boca Chica until 2008 doing construction and medical missions. The congregation now works with people of La Reconciliation and San Jorge parishes in Azua.
St. Thomas’, McLean, 2011, partnered with St. Anne’s, Reston andserved by leading a Vacation Bible School and participating in construction work.
The Fork Church, 2008, assisted with a construction project at the church at Mao.
- Episcopal Relief and Development's work in Dominican Republic
- The Episcopal Church page on the Diocese of the Domincan Republic
Tell Us More
Are you interested in getting involved with our ministries in the Dominican Republic? Do you have an existing ministry or connection? Send your comments to Buck Blanchard.