We are women of the Episcopal Church who have intentionally taken lifelong vows to keep a daily Rule of Life as members of this religious order. We are a community of nurturing women who meet in local chapters across the United States and internationally.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit and bonded together in Christ through our baptism and vows, we dedicate ourselves to prayer, service and evangelism for the spread of the Kingdom of God.

The Order of the Daughters of the King was founded in 1885, the outgrowth of a Sunday School class of young women at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Sepulchre (now Resurrection) in New York City. Although in earlier times its members were all Episcopal laywomen, today it encompasses lay and ordained women in the Episcopal Church, churches in communion with it (i.e., other Anglican churches and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America), and churches with the historic episcopate (i.e., the Roman Catholic and Orthodox churches).

Our Rule of Life, comprising lifetime vows of Prayer and Service, is largely a restatement of our baptismal promises; we are just a bit more intentional about living them than the average woman in the pew. A twelve-week period of study and discernment under the direction of a woman who is already a Daughter is required before anyone may take her vows.

There are about 25,000 Daughters worldwide, and more than 500 in more than 40 chapters in the Diocese of Los Angeles, including about 35 Daughters-at-Large — members who belong to congregations where no chapter exists.

We also have Junior Daughters, young women between the ages of 7 and 20, in some of the congregations where a chapter exists.

Chapters in the Diocese of Los Angeles

  •  Blessed Women Chapter
    St. Mark’s Church, Altadena
  •  St. Veronica’s Chapter
    St. Paul’s Church, Barstow
  • Blessed Julia Chapter
    St. Stephen’s Church, Baumont
  •  St. Columba’s Chapter
    St. Columba’s Church, Camarillo
  •  St. Martin’s Chapter
    St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Canoga Park
  • Sisters of Esther Chapter
    St. Timothy’s Church, Compton
  •  Julia Chapter
    St. John the Baptist Church, Corona
  •  St. Julian of Norwich Chapter
    St. John the Divine Church, Costa Mesa
  •  Holy Trinity Chapter
    Holy Trinity Church, Covina
  •  Sisters of the Way Chapter
    Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran, Frasier Park
  •  God With Us Chapter
    Emmanuel Church, Fullerton
  •  St. Andrew’s Chapter
    St. Andrew’s Church, Fullerton
  •  Sisters of Anna Chapter
    Church of the Holy Communion, Gardena
  •  Mary and Martha Chapter
    St. Mark’s Church, Glendale
  •  Elizabeth, Mother of John Chapter
    St. Hilary’s Church, Hesperia
  •  St. Clare Chapter
    St. Wilfrid of York Church, Huntington Beach
  •  St. George’s Chapter
    St. George’s Church, Laguna Hills
  •  St. Lydia’s Chapter
    St. Paul’s Church, Lancaster
  •  Roses of Sharon Chapter
    St. Mary’s, Lompoc
  •  St. Luke’s Chapter
    St. Luke’s Church, Long Beach
  •  Advent Chapter
    Church of the Advent, Los Angeles
  •  Christ the Good Shepherd Chapter
    Christ the Good Shepherd, Los Angeles
  • St. Bede’s Chapter
    St. Bede’s Church, Los Angeles
  •  St. John’s Chapter
    St. John’s Cathedral, Los Angeles
  •  Shining Light Chapter
    Church of the Holy Nativity, Los Angeles
  •  Elizabeth of Portugal Chapter
    Grace Church, Moreno Valley
  •  The Little Flower Chapter
    St. Paul’s Church, Pomona
  •  Road to Emmaus Chapter
    Trinity Church, Redlands
  •  St. Peter’s Chapter
    St. Peter’s Church, Rialto
  •  St. Brigid of Kildare Chapter
    St. George’s Church, Riverside
  •  St. Clare of Assisi Chapter
    St. Francis of Assisi, San Bernardino
  •  St. Simon’s Chapter – recommitting
    St. Simon’s Church, San Fernando
  •  St. Margaret of Scotland Chapter
    St. Margaret of Scotland, San Juan Capistrano
  •  St. Theresa of Avila Chapter
    St. Clement’s, San Clemente
  •  St. Mary’s Chapter
    St. Peter’s Church, San Pedro
  •  Woman at the Well Chapter
    St. Stephen’s Church, Santa Clarita
  • Magnificat Chapter
    St. Peter’s Church, Santa Maria
  • Sisters of Joanna Chapter
    Church of the Ascension, Sierra Madre
  •  St. Francis of Assisi Chapter
    St. Francis of Assisi, Simi Valley
  •  St. Andrew’s Chapter
    St. Andrew’s Church, Torrance
  •  Sancta Sophia Chapter
    St. Mark’s Church, Upland
  •  Bishop Gooden Memorial Chapter
    St. Paul’s Church, Ventura
  •  Prince of Peace Chapter
    Prince of Peace Church, Woodland Hills
  •  Holy Trinity Chapter
    St. Alban’s Church, Yucaipa