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Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania is one of the dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. It was founded in 1905 as the Diocese of Harrisburg, separating from the original Diocese of Central Pennsylvania now known as the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem.[1] The seat of the bishop and home of the diocesan offices is St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral at 221 North Front Street in Downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania seal.png
Location
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince III
Statistics
Congregations66 (2014)
Members11,085 (2018)
Information
RiteEpiscopal
CathedralSt. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopAudrey Scanlan
Map
Location of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
Location of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
Website
www.diocesecpa.org

From October 2006 until May 2014, Nathan D. Baxter was the bishop of the diocese. Following Baxter's retirement Robert Gepert was named as provisional bishop of the diocese. On 14 March 2015, Audrey Scanlan was elected to become the next bishop of the diocese, and was consecrated in September 2015.[2]

List of BishopsEdit

Bishop Dates
1st Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe 1871-1891 (First Bishop of Central Pennsylvania, present day Diocese of Bethlehem)
2nd Nelson Somerville Rulison 1891-1897 (Second Bishop of Central Pennsylvania, present day Diocese of Bethlehem)
3rd Ethelbert Talbot 1898-1904 (Third Bishop of Central Pennsylvania, present day Diocese of Bethlehem)
4th James Henry Darlington 1905- 1930 (First Bishop of Harrisburg after diocese was created in 1904)
5th Hunter Wyatt-Brown 1931-1943 (Second Bishop of Harrisburg)
6th J. Thomas Heistand [3]
1943-1966 (Third Bishop of Harrisburg)
7th Dean T. Stevenson 1966-1982 (Forth and Last Bishop of Harrisburg & First Bishop of Central Pennsylvania after name was changed in 1971)
8th Charlie F. McNutt [4][5] 1982- 1995 (Coadjutor Bishop 1980–1982)
9th Michael W. Creighton [6] 1996-2006
10th Nathan D. Baxter [7]
2006-2014
11th Audrey Scanlan [8] 2015-present

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Journal of the Proceedings of the Thirty-Eighth Annual Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Diocese of Central Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barr, Pa; The E.S. Yordly Co. title page, p.50.
  2. ^ "Central Pennsylvania diocese elects Audrey Cady Scanlan as bishop", Episcopal News Service, The Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, 15 March 2014, retrieved 15 March 2014
  3. ^ http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/ENS/ENSpress_release.pl?pr_number=79352
  4. ^ http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/ENS/ENSpress_release.pl?pr_number=80404
  5. ^ http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/ENS/ENSpress_release.pl?pr_number=82148
  6. ^ http://www.episcopalarchives.org/cgi-bin/the_living_church/TLCarticle.pl?volume=211&issue=24&article_id=4
  7. ^ http://archive.episcopalchurch.org/3577_78892_ENG_HTM.htm
  8. ^ http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2015/03/15/central-pennsylvania-diocese-elects-audrey-cady-scanlan-as-bishop/

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