Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas

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Diocese of Arkansas
Location
Ecclesiastical province Province VII
Statistics
Congregations 56
Information
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral Trinity Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Rt. Rev. Larry R. Benfield
Map
Location of the Diocese of Arkansas
Location of the Diocese of Arkansas
Website
episcopalarkansas.org

The Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas is part of the Episcopal Church in the United States and the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Diocese is organized into 56 congregations, with its diocesan office in Little Rock. The seat of the Bishop of Arkansas is Trinity Cathedral, Little Rock.

Missionary bishops over Arkansas
From Until Incumbent Notes
1838 1841 Leonidas Polk, Missionary Bishop for the Southwest Consecrated at Christ Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 9, 1838.
1841 c. 1844 James Hervey Otey, Bishop of Tennessee As Missionary bishop to Arkansas, Mississippi and the Indian Territory.
1844 1859? George W. Freeman, Missionary Bishop of Arkansas Consecrated at Christ Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 9, 1838.
1859 ? Henry C. Lay, Missionary Bishop of Arkansas Became diocesan bishop.
Bishops of Arkansas
? 1870 Henry C. Lay Missionary Bishop since 1859; translated to Easton.
1870 1899 Henry Niles Pierce (October 19, 1820, Pawtucket, Rhode Island – September 5, 1899, Fayetteville, AR); died in office.
1899 1911 William Montgomery Brown Tried for heresy in 1924–1925.
1911 1932? James R. Winchester James Ridout Winchester (March 15, 1852, Annapolis, MD – October 27, 1941, Chicago, IL)
Cons. 1918  ? Edward Thomas Demby, suffragan bishop (February 13, 1869, Wilmington, DE – October 14, 1957, Cleveland, OH)
1932? 1938? Edwin Warren Saphore (died May 22, 1944, Syracuse, NY, aged 89); suffragan bishop since 1917.
El. 1938 Ret. 1956 Richard Bland Mitchell Known as Bland.
1956?  ? Robert R. Brown Robert Raymond Brown (June 16, 1910, Garden City, KS – February 5, 1994, Little Rock, AR); consecrated 1955.
Cons. 1967 1981 Christoph Keller, Jr. (December 22, 1915, Bay City, MI – May 19, 1995, Alexandria, LA)
1981? 1993 Herbert A. Donovan, Jr.[N 1] Herbert Alcorn "Herb" Donovan, Junior (born July 14, 1931); consecrated 1980; now a retired Assisting Bishop in New York.
1994  ? Larry Maze[N 1] Larry Earl Maze (born September 13, 1943); remains in the diocese as a retired assistant bishop.
2007 present Larry R. Benfield[N 1] Elected 11 November 2006.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Donovan, Maze and Benfield are officially numbered as XI, XII and XIII bishops respectively.

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Coordinates: 34°43′58″N 92°16′33″W / 34.732767°N 92.275938°W / 34.732767; -92.275938