Durham Parish is one of 87 parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, itself a Diocese in Province III of The Episcopal Church.  The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican family of Christians.  The Bishop of the Diocese of Washington (EDOW) is The Rt. Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde.

At its 126th Annual Convention on January 30, 2021, the Diocese of Washington approved a number of resolutions and committed itself to some specific work in the areas of racial justice and congregational revitalization.