Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina

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Diocese of East Carolina
Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina seal.png
Location
Ecclesiastical province IV (Southeastern)
Statistics
Parishes 74
Map
Location of the Diocese of East Carolina
Location of the Diocese of East Carolina
Website
eastcarolina.anglican.org

The Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina was formed on October 9, 1883 by action of the General Convention. It consists of the congregations of the Episcopal Church in the eastern portion of the state of North Carolina and forms part of Province 4 of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Major cities include Wilmington, Fayetteville, New Bern, and Greenville. Originally its headquarters were located in Wilmington, but in 1983 a new diocesan house was built in Kinston, North Carolina, in order to be located more centrally in the Diocese's territory.

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of East Carolina
From Until Incumbent Notes
1884 1905 Dr Alfred A. Watson Alfred Augustin Watson (August 21, 1818, Brooklyn, NY – April 21, 1905, Wilmington, NC); elected December 13, 1883 and consecrated April 17, 1884; died in office.
1905 1914 Robert Strange (December 6, 1857, Wilmington, NC – August 23, 1914, Wilmington, NC); elected coadjutor before October 7, 1903 and consecrated November 1, 1904; died in office.
1914 1945 Thomas C. Darst Thomas Campbell Darst (November 10, 1875, Pulaski, VA – September 1, 1948); elected October 7, 1914 and consecrated January 6, 1915; retired May 1, 1945.
1945 1973 Dr Tom Wright Thomas Henry Wright (October 16, 1904, Wilmington, NC – April 26, 1997, Porter's Neck, NC); elected May 24 and consecrated October 5, 1945; retired 1973.
1973 1983 Hunley A. Elebash Hunley Agee Elebash (July 23, 1923, Pensacola, FL – October 20, 1993, Wilmington, NC); elected coadjutor before September 27 and consecrated October 2, 1968; retired August, 1983.
1991 2009 C. Charles Vaché, assisting bishop Claude Charles Vaché (August 4, 1926, North Carolina – November 1, 2009, Virginia Beach, VA); retired Bishop of Southern Virginia.
1983 1997 B. Sidney Sanders Brice Sidney Sanders (October 15, 1930 – June 5, 1997); elected coadjutor and consecrated June 9, 1979; died in office.
1997 2013 Clifton Daniel Coadjutor since 1996. Diocesan from 1997 to 2013. Resigned February 28, 2013 to become Bishop Provisional of The Diocese of Pennsylvania.
2009 2012 Santosh Marray, Bishop Assisting Previously Bishop of the Seychelles.
2013 incumbent Peter James Lee, Bishop Provisional Previously Bishop of Virginia, Retired. Elected Bishop Provisional at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville, NC on March 9, 2013.

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Coordinates: 35°17′34″N 77°35′14″W / 35.2927°N 77.5872°W / 35.2927; -77.5872