Diocese of Mid-America

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REC Diocese of Mid-America
Location
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church in North America
Statistics
Parishes 37
Information
Rite Anglican
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Matthias, Katy, Texas; Church of the Holy Communion, Dallas, Texas (*)
Current leadership
Bishop The Rt. Rev. Royal U. Grote, Jr.
Website
REC Diocese of Mid-America Official Website
(*) Pro-Cathedral

The REC Diocese of Mid-America is a Reformed Episcopal Church and a Anglican Church in North America diocese, since its foundation in 2009. The REC Diocese of Mid-America is distinct from a diocese of the same name of the Anglican Province of America, which is not affiliated with the Anglican Church in North America. It has 37 congregations in 12 American states, which are Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin. The state of Texas has the largest number of congregations, with 14. Its headquarters are located in Katy, Texas. The Bishop Ordinary is the Rt. Rev. Royal U. Grote, Jr. and the Bishop CoAdjutor is the Rt. Rev. Ray R. Sutton. The diocese also has two Assisting Bishops; The Rt. Rev. George Finke and The Rt. Rev. Sam Seamans .

History[edit]

The origin of the Diocese of Mid-America goes back to 1990, when the Reformed Episcopal Church at its General Council decided to create the Special Jurisdiction of North America (SJNA) to cover parishes located west of the Mississippi River. The original territory covered 27 states. Their first Missionary Bishop elected was Royal U. Grote Jr, who moved to Houston, Texas, in July 1991.[1] In 1996, the merger of the Special Jurisdiction of North America with the Synod of Chicago, the oldest of the Reformed Episcopal Church, led to the creation of the Diocese of Mid-America. The new diocese would be in the origin of another two dioceses, the Missionary Diocese of Central States and the Diocese of the West.

The Reformed Episcopal Church took part in the Anglican realignment movement that led to the birth of the Anglican Church of North America, of which it was a founding member. The six jurisdictions, including the Diocese of Mid-America, were in their original founding dioceses.

In 2 December 2012, the Church of the Holy Communion, in Dallas, was declared a Pro-Cathedral by the Right Rev. Royal U. Grote, Jr..[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diocese of Mid-America History
  2. ^ DALLAS, TX: REC Church of the Holy Communion proclaimed a Pro Cathedral, Virtue Online Website

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