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AED is a membership-funded association of persons and dioceses working for the diaconate and servant ministry within the Episcopal Church, USA, and the Anglican Church of Canada.

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We're currently redesigning AED's website, with expanded information and improved navigation. Stay tuned and thank you for your patience.

Deacon's Cross Artwork

Now available for download, the deacon's cross artwork in red or black. Just select your color and format and off you go, creating wonderful diaconal materials for print and web!

Red Cross jpg
Red Cross eps

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Black Cross eps


New Report:
The Diaconate Renewed: Service, Word and Worship

Canon D. Michael Jackson, a deacon in the Diocese of Qu'Appelle, Anglican Church of Canada, has written an expansive look at the diaconate including its history, revival, current issues, formation and liturgical role. Download the full report.




Refugee Crisis: A Deacon's Work

Deacon Wanda Cuniff, of Christ Episcopal Church, Nacogdoches, Texas, spent a week in early August on the Border at McAllen, Texas. She and others voluteered with local organizations to help respond to the refugee crisis. Read more...

Photo: Episcopal News Service

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Primate pays tribute to deacons

The August conference of The Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada included workshops, discussion and an address by Archbishop Fred Hiltz. Read more.

A Deacon's Experience at EYE '14

Eucharist with flashlight apps, teens from most dioceses given the opportunity to discover a much larger church, and an energy that was contagious - all part of EYE! Read more...

Kindling Conference - A Blog Report

Tom Lutes, an AED board member, recently attended Kindling, an Episcopal conference for leaders in ministry with Young Adults and Campus Ministry. Kindling's goal is to better equip participants to engage young adults where they live, work, and study, preparing them for leadership in the church. Read Tom's blog about his experience.


2015 Archdeacon & Deacon Director's Annual Conference

Thursday March 19 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
Holiday Inn Downtown Market Square, San Antonio TX

If you are responsible for deacon formation, supervision or pastoral care in your diocese, the 2015 Archdeacons and Deacon Directors’ Conference is for you. Every year, AED hosts Deacon Directors and Archdeacons ... read more.

Check out other events on the Events Calendar, below.

OpenSpace Notes

2014 Archdeacon/Deacon Directors' Conference

Many topics were discussed in March at the Conference. To learn more, these OpenSpace notes from the discussions are available to download.  

The Role of the Deacon in the 21st Century
Alternatives to CPE in Diaconal Formation
Deacon’s voice in a Bishop Search
What might a healthy relationship look like between a Seminary and Diaconal Formation?
Difficult Placement of Deacons
Human Awareness and Understanding Competency
Ministry Development & Lifelong Formation
Non-Parochial Diaconal Ministry
Spiritual Practices and Disciplines

Learn more about OpenSpace Technology.

AED Diaconal Assembly 2013

Deacons from around the United States (including Alaska!), Canada, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Europe gathered together in Williamsburg, Virginia, June 13-16, for AED's Diaconal Assembly.

TinaAED's president, The Rev. Canon Tina Campbell, nicely summarized the team of the assembly, Jamestown: A Mere 400 Years. Weaving a New World View during her sermon.

Katrina Browne brought her film, Repairing the Breach, and spoke of how she saw deacons as people in a unique position to show leadership in addressing racism.

Eric Law presented his work on "Currencies", helping us see how deacons can help build the environment where God's blessings can stay in circulation.

Read more about the Assembly and download the presentations.

AED at 2012 General Convention

The Deacons' Resolved

How will what we are doing here affect or involve people living in poverty? -- The Deacons’ Resolved

At the 2012 General Convention of The Episcopal Church AED sponsored the following resolution B008 –

Resolved that the 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church call upon its members to begin every meeting in calendar year 2013, whether at the parish, diocesan or church-wide level and no matter what the purpose, with this agenda item: "How will what we are doing here affect or involve people living in poverty?" Continue reading . . .


Looking Through a Diaconal Lens using AED’s View-Masters®

The theme of AED’s presence at the 2012 General Convention of The Episcopal Church was “Looking Through a Diaconal Lens.” We illustrated this theme using View-Masters® with custom-made reels containing images that depict issues of poverty, hunger, natural disaster and gun violence. Learn more.

Calendar of Events

Oct. 25, 2014 Diocese of New York Deacon's Conference
March 19-22, 2015 Archdeacon & Deacon Director's Conference, Holiday Inn Downtown Market Square, San Antonio, Texas (Details to come)
June 25-July 5, 2015 78th General Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah
October 21-27, 2015 Diakonia of the Americas and Caribbean (DOTAC), in Brazil
June 16-19, 2016 AED Triennial Assembly, Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center, Minnesota
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