Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina

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Diocese of Western Carolina
Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina seal.jpg
Statistics
Parishes 65
Information
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral Cathedral of All Souls
Current leadership
Bishop G. Porter Taylor
Map
Location of the Diocese of Western North Carolina
Location of the Diocese of Western North Carolina
Website
diocesewnc.org
WNCDiocesan Picture.jpg

The Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina is a diocese in the Episcopal Church. It consists of 27 counties in western North Carolina and its episcopal see is in Asheville, North Carolina, seated at Cathedral of All Souls.

The diocese contains 65 parishes and over 15,000 members, divided into six deaneries.[1] Its cathedral is the Cathedral of All Souls in Asheville, located in Biltmore Village. The 5th Diocesan bishop is the Right Reverend G. Porter Taylor, who has served since September 18, 2004.

The diocese is a proponent of social justice and has applied to the Episcopal Church for a relationship as a sister diocese of the Anglican Diocese of Durgapur, India from 2007 through 2010.[2] The diocese is notable for two small mountain parishes that contain frescoes created by Ben Long, an Italian-trained artist: the fresco of the Last Supper at Holy Trinity church in Glendale Springs and Mary Great with Child and John the Baptist at Saint Mary's Episcopal Church in Beaver Creek. In another, much larger parish, St. Paul's Episcopal located in the foothills of Wilkesboro, two recent Long frescoes can be seen. These frescoes depict Paul the Apostle in prison and his conversion of the Damascan Road. They were completed in 2003.

The diocese has historically practiced a higher churchmanship than most dioceses in the Fourth Province, and especially the other two dioceses in the state.

List of parishes[edit]

Asheville Deanery[edit]

Foothills Deanery[edit]

Hendersonville Deanery[edit]

Mountain Deanery[edit]

Piedmont Deanery[edit]

  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Gastonia [37]
  • Church of the Redeemer, Shelby [38]
  • Episcopal Church of Saint Peter by the Lake, Denver [39]
  • Episcopal Church of Our Savior, Lincolnton
  • Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, Bessemer City
  • Saint Francis Episcopal Church, Rutherfordton [40]
  • Saint Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Rutherfordton [41]
  • Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, Lincolnton [42]
  • Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, Gastonia [43]

Western Deanery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina Website
  2. ^ Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina Website
  3. ^ http://www.allsoulscathedral.org
  4. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/advocateasheville
  5. ^ http://www.graceepiscopalchurch.us
  6. ^ http://www.church-of-the-redeemer-episcopal.org
  7. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/stgeorgesasheville
  8. ^ http://www.stjameswnc.org
  9. ^ http://www.st-johnsepiscopal.org
  10. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/stmatthiasasheville
  11. ^ http://www.trinityasheville.org
  12. ^ http://www.main.nc.us/echs
  13. ^ http://www.ascensionhickory.org
  14. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/epiphanynewton
  15. ^ http://www.gracemorganton.org
  16. ^ http://www.stalbansparish.org
  17. ^ http://www.saintjamesepiscopal.org
  18. ^ http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/stjohnsmarion&date=2009-10-25+22:23:46
  19. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/saintmarysmorganton
  20. ^ http://www.stpaulswilkesboro.org
  21. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/saintstephensmorganton
  22. ^ http://www.calvaryfletcher.org
  23. ^ http://www.ourholyfamily.org
  24. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/transfigurationsaluda
  25. ^ http://www.stjohnflatrock.org/
  26. ^ http://www.holycrosstryon.org
  27. ^ http://webpages.charter.net/cscherping/church
  28. ^ http://www.goodshepherdtryon.org
  29. ^ http://www.stjamesepiscopal.com
  30. ^ http://www.christchurchalleghany.org
  31. ^ http://www.highsouth.com/vallecrucis/holycross.php3
  32. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/churchofsaviornewland
  33. ^ http://www.stlukesboone.org
  34. ^ http://www.stmaryofthehills.org
  35. ^ http://www.stthomasonline.org
  36. ^ http://www.trinitysprucepine.org
  37. ^ http://www.allsaintsgastonia.org
  38. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/redeemershelby
  39. ^ http://www.saintpeterbythelake.net
  40. ^ http://www.stfrancischurch.org
  41. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/stgabrielsrutherfordton
  42. ^ http://www.episcopallincolntonnc.org
  43. ^ http://www.stmarksgastonia.org
  44. ^ http://www.messiahmurphy.org
  45. ^ http://www.churchofthegoodshepherdhayesville.org
  46. ^ http://www.gracewaynesville.com
  47. ^ http://www.Luther95.com/GMLEF-RNC
  48. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/allsaints
  49. ^ http://www.standrewscanton.org
  50. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/allsaints
  51. ^ http://www.st-davids.org
  52. ^ http://www.stjohnepiscopal.org

External links[edit]