Episcopal Diocese of Easton

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Diocese of Easton
Diocese of Easton shield.jpg
Location
Ecclesiastical province Province III
Statistics
Congregations 39
Members 9,750
Information
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral Trinity Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Rt. Rev. James J. Shand
Map
Location of the Diocese of Easton
Location of the Diocese of Easton
Website
www.dioceseofeaston.org

Episcopal Diocese of Easton is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America that comprises the nine counties that make up the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is in Province III (the Middle Atlantic region) and was created as a split from the Diocese of Maryland in 1868.

The diocese consists of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and has a total membership of about 9,750 people,[1] out of a total population of 420,792, according to a 2004 census estimate. There are 39 parishes and missions in the diocese. Its largest cities are Salisbury, Ocean City, and Easton, the centrally located city from which the diocese takes its name and where Trinity Cathedral, the bishop's seat, is located. Camp Wright, the diocesan camp, is located in Stevensville. Christ Episcopal Church of Kent Island, the oldest Christian congregation in Maryland, is a part of the diocese, and is also located in Stevensville.

Bishops[edit]

  • Henry Champlin Lay, April 1, 1869 – September 17, 1885, first bishop
  • The current bishop is the Rt. Rev. James J. Shand.

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Coordinates: 38°58′50″N 76°18′52″W / 38.98056°N 76.31444°W / 38.98056; -76.31444