The Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, consisting of the entire territory of Haiti, is the largest diocese in the Episcopal Church with 86,760 members reported in 2010. The Episcopal presence is vast with two hundred and fifty schools and churches, the Cathedral, a seminary, a music school, the only school for the handicapped in the country, as well as the only manufacturer of prosthetics. Following the devastating earthquake of 2010, parishes around the Diocese of Virginia have been working hard to assist in the rebuilding of Episcopal sites in the country.
Parishes and regions in the Diocese of Virginia interested in working directly with a parish and/or school in the Diocese of Haiti should work directly through the Diocese of Haiti’s Partnership Program. The Partnership Program helps parishes discern where they are being called and facilitates communication and accountability as the partnerships continue to develop. Several parishes in the Diocese of Virginia of all sizes and locations have already responded to this call, but the need for partners is great. If your parish is ready to move forward with a partnership, please contact the Rev. Kesner Ajax at the Partnership Program for the Diocese of Haiti, by email or phone (011.509.3445.3346).
Haiti Micah Project
This inter-denominational Christian organization, strongly supported by several churches in the Diocese of Virginia, works with the street children in Mirebalais meeting their most basic needs, especially by serving a hot meal each day. Since the earthquake, the number of children in the feeding program, which is housed at St. Peter's Episcopal School, has grown to over 400. Founded by the Rev. Joseph Constant, the Haiti Micah Project also provides a home and 24-hour care for 18 children, all of whom attend school at St. Peter's.
For more information, visit haiti-micah.org.
Churches who work in Haiti
- Christ Church, Charlottesville
- Christ Church, Glen Allen
- Christ Church, Spotsylvania
- Christ Church, Winchester
- Church of the Good Shepherd, Burke
- Church of the Holy Comforter, Vienna
- Church of the Incarnation, Mineral
- Church of the Resurrection, Alexandria
- Diocese of Virginia Young Adults
- Emmanuel, Alexandria
- Emmanuel, Greenwood
- Episcopal High School
- Grace, Alexandria
- Grace, The Plains
- Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill, Alexandria
- Leeds, Markham
- Meade Memorial, White Post
- Region I
- Region XIII
- St. Andrew's, Arlington
- St. Catherine’s School, Richmond
- St. George’s, Fredericksburg
- St. James’, Leesburg
- St. James’s, Richmond
- St. James', Warrenton
- St. John's, King George
- St. Mark's, Richmond
- St. Mary’s, Arlington
- St. Matthew’s, Sterling
- St. Paul’s, King George
- St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, Alexandria
- St. Thomas’, McLean
- St. Timothy’s, Herndon
- Trinity, Arlington
- Trinity, Lancaster
- Trinity, Upperville
- Trinity, Washington
- Virginia Theological Seminary
Picures from St. Timothy's, Herdon's trip in December 2012.
Resources and More Information
- Read Bishop Johnston’s pastoral letter on recovery in Haiti.
- Read this blog by Ashley Bingaman, YASC Volunteer from the Diocese of Virginia, about serving in the Diocese of Haiti.
- Read the January 2011 issue of The Virginia Episcopalian for an article about a team from Virginia’s recent trip to Haiti (page 9).
- Episcopal Relief & Development in Haiti
- Episcopal Relief & Development’s One-Year Haiti Report
- Episcopal Relief & Development's Report on Phase One: Rescue to Relief
- Episcopal Relief & Development's Report on Phase Two: Relief to Recovery
- Episcopal Relief & Development's Report on Phase Three: Long-Term Recovery
- Read this blog by Julie Burd, YASC Volunteer from the Diocese of Pennsylvania. She serves in Leogane.
- Haiti Episcopal Connection
- InterAction's Haiti Aid Map shows the efforts of US-based NGOs in Haiti
- Rebuild Our Church in Haiti
- Read this blog by Alan Yarborough, YASC Volunteer from the Diocese of Western North Carolina and the Diocese of Upper South Carolina. He serves in Cange.
- Global Birthing Home Foundation
Tell Us More
Are you interested in getting involved with our ministries in Haiti? Do you have an existing ministry or connection? Send your comments to Aisha Huertas.