Women’s prayer group. Spiritual growth community. Friendship network. As Companions, we are women united in prayer and companionship.
Since 1884, Companions have welcomed women who feel called to a life of prayer, thanksgiving and simplicity. We are from all walks of life and across the globe. We are single, married and partnered. We work and are retired. Above all, we are focused on spiritual growth, prayer life and companionship as Companions.
About 750 Companions meet regularly in 32 chapters across the U.S. and in India. There’s even a virtual chapter for those who don’t live near a chapter. Our home is Adelynrood, a historic conference and retreat center near Boston, where we gather for conferences, quiet days and spiritual programs.
Companions are more than a women’s prayer group. We are a volunteer organization focused on spirituality and supporting social justice, peace and unity. Companions are lay women and female clergy who are members of the Episcopal Church, who are members of any church in full communion with the Episcopal Church, or who desire to follow Jesus and want to share prayer, service and community. We welcome all women who desire to follow Jesus and our Companion vows.
Our vision is to bring transformation and reconciliation within ourselves, our Companionship and our faith communities as we work toward healing the world and all creation.