The Companions of Mary the Apostle are an emerging community rooted in the Episcopal Church, spilling beyond its borders.


We are an ecumenical community, open to people of all genders.

Our mission is to proclaim the renewing and transforming power of encountering Christ in our lives and in the world. Like Mary Magdalene, the Apostle to the Apostles, we announce the good news of new life whenever, however, wherever we can.

We proclaim that God is beyond categories, beyond masculine and feminine, and that the power of the Divine is accessible to all.

While we foster transformative leadership in all whose lives are rooted and grounded in the love of Christ, we respond to a special call to foster and equip women’s leadership. Like Mary Magdalene, whose power was released through her healing relationship with Christ and her experience of the resurrection, the Spirit leads us to equip others to go and tell the good news of new life.

We welcome as Companions people of all genders who consider themselves part of the Body of Christ, whether they find their spiritual homes in the Church, on its margins, or outside institutions altogether.

We include both vowed Companions living in residential community under vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, and covenanted Companions living and working wherever they find themselves. We are all bound by the Charism and Covenant of the Companions. Learn more about becoming a Vowed Companion.