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Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida

The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA) which extends from Key West on the south, to Jensen Beach on the north and inland to Clewiston on the west. Major cities in the diocese are Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The diocese takes in all of Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, and Martin County, along with the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County and the eastern part of Hendry County. The diocese is a part of Province IV of the Episcopal Church. The current Diocesan Bishop of Southeast Florida is the Right Reverend Peter Eaton. The cathedral church of the diocese is Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami. The diocese currently comprises 83 churches.[1] The philanthropic outreach arm of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida is Episcopal Charities of Southeast Florida. [1]

Diocese of Southeast Florida
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Location
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince IV
Statistics
Congregations77
Members32,475 (2016)
Information
RiteEpiscopal
CathedralTrinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami
Current leadership
BishopPeter Eaton
Map
Location of the Diocese of Southeast Florida
Location of the Diocese of Southeast Florida
Website
www.diosef.org

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HistoryEdit

The Diocese of Southeast Florida was created in 1969 when the Diocese of South Florida was split to form the dioceses of Central Florida, Southwest Florida and Southeast Florida.

Bishops of the DioceseEdit

The Bishops of the Diocese of Southeast Florida are:

  1. 1970-1980 James L. Duncan; was Suffragan Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of South Florida 1961-1969
  2. 1980-2000 Calvin O. Schofield, Jr.
  3. 2000-2016 Leopold Frade[2]
  4. 2016 - to date Peter Eaton; was coadjutor 2015–2016

NOTE: For earlier bishops, see the Episcopal Diocese of South Florida

DeaneriesEdit

In accordance with the usage in the ECUSA, the diocese is divided into seven deaneries each headed by a dean and named as follows:

  • 1. The Keys (the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County);
  • 2. South Dade (southern Miami-Dade County);
  • 3. North Dade (northern Miami-Dade County);
  • 4. Broward (Broward County);
  • 5. South Palm Beach (southern Palm Beach County); and
  • 6. North Palm Beach (northern Palm Beach County, a portion of eastern Hendry County and all of Martin County).

See alsoEdit

BibliographyEdit

  • Cushman, Joseph D., Jr., A Goodly Heritage: The Episcopal Church in Florida, 1821-1892, Gainesville: University of Florida Press (1965)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual (2007) Harrisburg: Morehouse Church Resources, pp. 359-361.
  2. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual (2007) Harrisburg: Morehouse Church Resources, pp. 359-361.

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