Episcopal Diocese of Western New York

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Diocese of Western New York
Episcopal Diocese of Western New York seal.png
Location
Ecclesiastical province Province II
Statistics
Congregations 63
Information
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo
Current leadership
Bishop R.William Franklin
Map
Location of the Diocese of Western New York
Location of the Diocese of Western New York
Website
episcopalwny.org

The Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over the counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming in western New York. It is in Province 2 and its cathedral, St. Paul's Cathedral, is in Buffalo as are the diocesan offices.[1]

Current bishop[edit]

The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin is the eleventh and current bishop of Western New York.

Previously, the Rt. Rev. J. Michael Garrison was the tenth bishop of Western New York. He has a bachelor's and a master's of religious education from Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio and an honorary doctorate from General Theological Seminary in New York City. He was received from the Roman Catholic Church on April 1, 1975, and ordained a deacon on April 12, 1975. He was ordained a priest on August 25, 1975 and consecrated a bishop on April 24, 1999.[2]

List of bishops[edit]

The bishops of Western New York have been:[3]

  1. William H. Delancey, (1839–1865)
    *Arthur C. Coxe, coadjutor bishop (1865)
  2. Arthur C. Coxe, (1865–1895)
  3. William D. Walker, (1897–1917)
  4. Charles H. Brent, (1919–1929)
    * David L. Ferris, suffragan bishop (1920
    *David L. Ferris, coadjutor bishop (1924)
  5. David L. Ferris, (1929–1931)
    *Cameron J. Davis, coadjutor bishop (1930)
  6. Cameron J. Davis, (1931–1947)
  7. Lauriston L. Scaife, (1948–1970)
    *Harold B. Robinson, coadjutor bishop (1968)
  8. Harold B. Robinson, (1970–1987)
    *David C. Bowman, coadjutor bishop (1986)
  9. David C. Bowman, (1987–1998)
  10. J. Michael Garrison, (1999–2011)
  11. R.William Franklin, (2011–Present)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 414-416
  2. ^ Episcopal Clerical Directory, 2005, revised edition, New York: Church Publishing, p.317.
  3. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 414

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