Episcopal Church in Minnesota

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Episcopal Church in Minnesota
Saint Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis.jpg
Saint Mark's Cathedral, Minneapolis
Ecclesiastical province Province VI
Congregations 110 (faith communities)
Members 20,964
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour (Faribault)
St. Mark's Cathedral (Minneapolis)
Current leadership
Bishop The Rt. Rev. Brian Norman Prior
Location of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota
Location of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota

The Episcopal Church in Minnesota is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America which has jurisdiction over all of Minnesota, except Clay County, which is in the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota.[1] It is in Province VI and its offices are in Minneapolis. It has two cathedrals: the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour in Faribault and St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis. As of December 2013, there were 20,964 members.[2] It has 110 faith communities (this includes 105 churches and the organizations Episcopal Homes of Minnesota, The Episcopal House of Prayer, The Sheltering Arms Foundation, Breck School, and Shattuck-St. Mary’s School). It additionally has three affiliated organizations: The Minnesota Council of Churches, The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition, and The Resource Center for Churches.[3] Henry Benjamin Whipple was the first bishop of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota. The Rt. Rev. Brian Prior is the current bishop. The Diocese of Duluth was established as a Missionary Diocese from the Diocese of Minnesota in 1895 and was merged back into the Diocese of Minnesota on May 24, 1955.[4]

Bishops of Minnesota[edit]


Records of the Episcopal Church in Minnesota, are available at the Minnesota Historical Society, covering the period from the arrival of the first Episcopal missionaries into the area in the 1820s through the bishopric of Robert M. Anderson, which ended in 1993. They document the organization, administration, and history of the diocese and its parishes and missions through the records of the diocesan offices and parishes and the papers of numerous diocesan officials and leaders, including George Clinton Tanner, Stephen E. Keeler, Frederick F. Kramer, Hamilton Hyde Kellogg, Philip F. McNairy, and Robert M. Anderson. [5]


  1. ^ Episcopal Church in Minnesota Canon 100
  2. ^ The Episcopal Church Office of Research and Statistics 2013 Parochial Report Data
  3. ^ Episcopal Church in Minnesota Affiliated Organizations
  4. ^ Agreement of Merger of the Diocese of Duluth Into Trustees of the Diocese of Minnesota, Incorporated, dated May 21, 1956
  5. ^ Episcopal Church, Diocese of Minnesota Records

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