Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire

The Episcopal Church of New Hampshire, a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA), covers the entire state of New Hampshire. It was originally part of the Diocese of Massachusetts, but became independent in 1841. The see city is Concord. The diocese has no cathedral.[1]

Diocese of New Hampshire

Diœcesis Neo-Hantoniensis
Episcopal Diocesan House Concord NH.jpg
Episcopal Diocesan House, Concord, NH
CountryUnited States
TerritoryNew Hampshire
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince 1
Area9,349 sq mi (24,210 km2)
- Total
(as of 2019)
DenominationEpiscopal Church
Current leadership
BishopA. Robert Hirschfeld
Location of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire
Location of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire

Recent bishopsEdit

On June 7, 2003, the diocese elected Gene Robinson, the first openly gay bishop consecrated in the Anglican Communion.[2] Robinson retired in 2013 at 65.[3] His successor is the current bishop, A. Robert Hirschfeld, who was elected bishop coadjutor on May 19, 2012, and consecrated bishop in Concord on August 4, 2012.[4] Hirschfeld served with Robinson until Robinson's formal retirement in January 2013.

In 2016, the diocese reported 11,903 members in 49 open parishes and missions.

Bishops of New HampshireEdit


  1. Alexander Viets Griswold, bishop of the Episcopal Eastern Diocese from 1811 to 1832, when the Diocese of New Hampshire was split off. The Episcopal Church lists him as I New Hampshire.
  2. Carlton Chase (1844-1870)
  3. William Woodruff Niles (1870-1914)
  4. Edward Melville Parker (1914-1925)
  5. John Thomas Dallas (1926-1948)
  6. Charles Francis Hall (1948-1973)
  7. Philip Alan Smith (1973-1986)
  8. Douglas E. Theuner (1986-2003)
  9. V. Gene Robinson (2003-2013)
  10. A. Robert Hirschfeld (2013–present)


  1. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual (2007) Harrisburg: Morehouse Church Resources
  2. ^ "Our Bishop - Diocese of NH - The Episcopal Church". Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2007-09-12.
  3. ^ Reuters, "First openly gay Episcopal bishop to retire in 2013" Archived 2012-03-28 at the Wayback Machine, 790KGMI, 08 November 2010
  4. ^ "Consecration of Bishop Coadjutor ~ August 4, 2012; The Rt. Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld". Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire. Archived from the original on November 23, 2012. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
  5. ^ Our Bishop - Diocese of NH - The Episcopal Church

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Coordinates: 43°12′N 71°30′W / 43.2°N 71.5°W / 43.2; -71.5