Episcopal Church Women

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) is an organization within the Episcopal Church that “empowers women to do Christ’s ministry in the world.” The National ECW was formed in 1871 and here in Rhode Island we have a local ECW chapter that is also a member of the Province One ECW.

Grants and Scholarships

Here are the ways the ECW of RI aids and supports the missions and ministries of women:

ECWbannerUnited Thank Offering: The ECW sponsors the Episcopal Church’s United Thank Offering in Rhode Island, by providing an ingathering event twice a year.

Scholarships: The ECW provides scholarships to help women who are advancing their education.  Click here to apply.

Grants to Non-profits: The National Episcopal Church Women (ECW) provides grants to missions that serve women and girls. Click here to apply. Please specify the nature and purpose of the organization. Be sure to explain specific projects being undertaken that need funding.

Hospitality The ECW assists with hospitality at Diocesan Convention and other events.


National Episcopal Church Women

Mission – We are Episcopal Church Women of all ages, ethnic origins and socioeconomic backgrounds who hold a variety of views. However, the common denominator of our members is love of God and the wish to do His work.

Vision – Our vision for all women of the Episcopal Church is that we become a vibrant blend of all ages, coming together as a peacemaking, healing part of the Church. We aspire to be a Godspark – shining and sharing the love of Christ.