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Ecclesiastical provinces and dioceses of the Episcopal Church

The Episcopal Church (TEC) is governed by a General Convention and consists of 100 dioceses in the United States proper, plus eleven dioceses in other countries or outlying U.S. territories and the diocese of Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, for a total of 111 dioceses.

Each is led by a bishop. A diocese includes all the congregations within its borders, which usually correspond to a state or a portion of a state. Some dioceses includes portions of more than one state. For example, the Diocese of Washington includes the District of Columbia and part of Maryland.

OverviewEdit

 
Map of dioceses of the Episcopal Church, colored by province

The naming convention for the domestic dioceses, for the most part, is after the state in which they are located or a portion of that state (for example, Northern Michigan or West Texas).

Usually (though not always), in a state where there is more than one diocese, the area where the Episcopal Church (or Church of England before the American Revolution) started in that state is the diocese that bears the name of that state. For example, the Church of England's first outpost in what is now Georgia was in Savannah, hence the Diocese of Georgia is based in Savannah.

There are, however, many dioceses named for their see city or another city in the diocese. A few are named for a river, island, valley or other geographical feature. The list below includes the see city in parentheses if different from the name of the diocese or unclear from its name.

The see city usually has a cathedral, often the oldest parish in that city, but some dioceses do not have a cathedral. The dioceses of Iowa and Minnesota each have two cathedrals. Occasionally the diocesan offices and the cathedral are in separate cities.

ProvincesEdit

The dioceses are grouped into nine provinces, the first eight of which, for the most part, correspond to regions of the U.S. Province IX is composed of dioceses in Latin America. Province II and Province VIII also include dioceses outside of the U.S.

Unlike in many churches of the Anglican Communion, in which provinces are helmed by a primate or presiding bishop from the clergy, provinces of TEC are led by lay executive directors or presidents. Decisions are made at each province's Synod of the Province, consisting of a House of Bishops and House of Deputies. Lay and clergy Deputies are elected, two from each diocese.

Provinces of TEC are not to be confused with provinces of the Anglican Communion, as TEC itself is one such province of the Communion.

List of provinces and their diocesesEdit

Province Name Diocese Parishes and missions (2015)[1] Active baptized
members (2015)[2]
Diocese Map
Province I Province of New England Diocese of Connecticut
(Hartford)
166 51,068  
Diocese of Maine
(Portland)
61 11,697  
Diocese of Massachusetts
(Boston)
163 58,724  
Diocese of New Hampshire
(Concord)
49 12,662  
Diocese of Rhode Island
(Providence)
52 17,618  
Diocese of Vermont
(Burlington)
46 6,547  
Diocese of Western Massachusetts
(Springfield)
58 15,618  
Province II The International Atlantic Province

or

Province of New York and New Jersey

Diocese of Albany
(Albany)
113 14,765  
Diocese of Central New York
(Syracuse)
81 12,598  
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
(Paris)
16 2,788  
Diocese of Cuba
(Havana)
46 10,000  
Diocese of Haiti
(Port-au-Prince)
111 84,562  
Diocese of Long Island
(Garden City)
132 43,440  
Diocese of New Jersey
(Trenton)
145 41,662  
Diocese of New York
(New York City)
198 53,353  
Diocese of Newark
(Newark)
102 25,478  
Diocese of Rochester
(Rochester)
46 7,662  
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
(Charlotte Amalie)
14 3,888  
Diocese of Western New York
(Buffalo)
58 9,497  
Province III Province of Washington Diocese of Bethlehem
(Bethlehem)
59 10,606  
Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
(Harrisburg)
65 12,309  
Diocese of Delaware
(Wilmington)
33 9,336  
Diocese of Easton
(Easton)
38 8,004  
Diocese of Maryland
(Baltimore)
105 37,151  
Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania
(Erie)
31 3,407  
Diocese of Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia)
133 42,493  
Diocese of Pittsburgh
(Pittsburgh)
36 8,681  
Diocese of Southern Virginia
(Norfolk)
105 26,560  
Diocese of Southwestern Virginia
(Roanoke)
56 10,521  
Virginia
(Offices in Richmond; cathedral shrine in Orkney Springs)
182 74,902  
Diocese of Washington
(Washington, D.C.)
88 40,352  
Diocese of West Virginia
(Charleston)
63 8,117  
Province IV Province of Sewanee Diocese of Alabama
(Birmingham)
88 31,502  
Diocese of Atlanta
(Atlanta)
94 50,130  
Diocese of Central Florida
(Orlando)
86 28,576  
Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
(Offices in Pensacola, Florida; cathedral in Mobile, Alabama)
62 18,351  
Diocese of East Carolina
(Kinston)
67 17,385  
Diocese of East Tennessee
(Knoxville)
47 15,069  
Diocese of Florida
(Jacksonville)
61 25,289  
Diocese of Georgia
(Savannah)
67 15,892  
Diocese of Kentucky
(Louisville)
36 8,285  
Diocese of Lexington
(Lexington)
34 6,923  
Diocese of Louisiana
(New Orleans)
47 17,437  
Diocese of Mississippi
(Jackson)
83 18,406  
Diocese of North Carolina
(Raleigh)
110 49,767  
Diocese of South Carolina
(Charleston)
30 6,706  
Diocese of Southeast Florida
(Miami)
76 32,883  
Diocese of Southwest Florida
(Offices in Sarasota; cathedral in St. Petersburg)
77 30,331  
Diocese of Tennessee
(Nashville)
45 16,275  
Diocese of Upper South Carolina
(Columbia)
59 23,858  
Diocese of West Tennessee
(Memphis)
31 8,260  
Diocese of Western North Carolina
(Asheville)
62 15,077  
Province V Province of the Midwest Diocese of Chicago
(Chicago)
123 35,496  
Diocese of Eastern Michigan
(Saginaw)
47 5,888  
Diocese of Eau Claire
(Eau Claire)
20 1,880  
Diocese of Fond du Lac
(Fond du Lac)
34 5,289  
Diocese of Indianapolis
(Indianapolis)
48 9,341  
Diocese of Michigan
(Detroit)
76 17,539  
Diocese of Milwaukee
(Milwaukee)
52 9,025  
Diocese of Missouri
(St. Louis)
42 10,624  
Diocese of Northern Indiana
(South Bend)
36 4,258  
Diocese of Northern Michigan
(Marquette)
21 1,393  
Diocese of Ohio
(Cleveland)
86 19,383  
Diocese of Southern Ohio
(Cincinnati)
74 19,694  
Diocese of Springfield
(Springfield)
33 4,138  
Diocese of Western Michigan
(Portage/Kalamazoo)
56 9,675  
Province VI Province of the Northwest Diocese of Colorado
(Denver)
100 25,540  
Diocese of Iowa
(Offices in Des Moines; cathedrals in Davenport and Des Moines)
61 7,717  
Episcopal Church in Minnesota
(Offices in Minneapolis; cathedrals in Faribault and Minneapolis)
101 19,871  
Diocese of Montana
(Helena)
35 4,496  
Diocese of Nebraska
(Omaha)
53 7,241  
Diocese of North Dakota
(Fargo)
19 2,563  
Diocese of South Dakota
(Sioux Falls)
78 8,974  
Diocese of Wyoming
(Offices in Casper; cathedral in Laramie)
46 6,944  
Province VII Province of the Southwest Diocese of Arkansas
(Little Rock)
56 13,891  
Diocese of Dallas
(Dallas)
65 32,062  
Diocese of Fort Worth
(Offices in Fort Worth)
15 4,674  
Diocese of Kansas
(Topeka)
44 10,743  
Diocese of Northwest Texas
(Lubbock)
32 6,541  
Diocese of Oklahoma
(Oklahoma City)
69 16,737  
Diocese of the Rio Grande
(Albuquerque)
59 10,803  
Diocese of Texas
(Houston)
151 75,421  
Diocese of West Missouri
(Kansas City)
48 9,950  
Diocese of West Texas
(San Antonio)
88 23,141  
Diocese of Western Kansas
(Salina)
29 1,397  
Diocese of Western Louisiana
(Offices in Pineville; cathedral in Shreveport)
44 8,754  
Province VIII Province of the Pacific Diocese of Alaska
(Fairbanks)
49 6,927  
Diocese of Arizona
(Phoenix)
58 21,375  
Diocese of California
(San Francisco)
79 24,740  
Diocese of Eastern Oregon
(The Dalles)
22 2,026  
Diocese of El Camino Real
(Offices in Salinas; cathedral in San Jose)
43 11,483  
Diocese of Hawaii
(Honolulu)
34 6,590  
Diocese of Idaho
(Boise)
30 4,747  
Diocese of Los Angeles
(Diocesan seat in Echo Park district, Los Angeles; procathedral in downtown LA)
132 51,307  
Diocese of Micronesia[3] 2 249  
Diocese of Navajoland
(Farmington)
11 664  
Diocese of Nevada
(Las Vegas)
30 5,595  
Diocese of Northern California
(Sacramento)
67 13,406  
Diocese of Olympia
(Seattle)
92 25,358  
Diocese of Oregon
(Portland)
71 15,595  
Diocese of San Diego
(San Diego)
46 14,541  
Diocese of San Joaquin
(Fresno)
19 1,984  
Diocese of Spokane
(Spokane)
37 5,323  
Diocese of Taiwan
(Taipei)
15 1,129  
Diocese of Utah
(Salt Lake City)
23 5,361  
Province IX Province of Latin America Diocese of Colombia
(Bogotá)
29 3,019  
Diocese of the Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
60 5,530  
Diocese of Central Ecuador
(Quito)
20 1,502  
Diocese of Litoral Ecuador
(Guayaquil)
26 9,546  
Diocese of Honduras
(San Pedro Sula)
118 19,455  
Diocese of Puerto Rico
(San Juan)
50 5,099  
Diocese of Venezuela
(Caracas)
25 1,080  

Military dioceseEdit

Dioceses no longer in existenceEdit

Formerly missionary districtsEdit

The following were founded as missionary districts of the Episcopal Church but are now full, independent Provinces of the Anglican Communion.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.episcopalchurch.org/files/table_of_statistics_english_2015.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.episcopalchurch.org/files/baptized_members_by_province_and_diocese_2005-2015.pdf
  3. ^ "Episcopal Church in Micronesia homepage". Archived from the original on 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  4. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual, 2004, Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, p. 246
  5. ^ "Chicago, Quincy Dioceses To Reunite on September 1". Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Retrieved 23 November 2013.

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