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 Ravenscroft Associate Missions and Training School of the North Carolina Episcopal Diocese and the former residence of the Bishop was once housed at Schoenberger Hall in Asheville.[1] Diocesan offices, a conference center and Camp Henry are housed at the former Intheoaks estate at Black Mountain, North Carolina.[2]

The diocese contains 65 parishes and over 15,000 members, divided into six deaneries.[3] 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.[3] 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 [38]
  • Church of the Redeemer, Shelby [39]
  • Episcopal Church of Saint Peter by the Lake, Denver [40]
  • Episcopal Church of Our Savior, Lincolnton
  • Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, Bessemer City
  • Saint Francis Episcopal Church, Rutherfordton [41]
  • Saint Gabriel's Episcopal Church, Rutherfordton [42]
  • Saint Luke's Episcopal Church, Lincolnton [43]
  • Saint Mark's Episcopal Church, Gastonia [44]

Western Deanery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ unknown (n.d.). "Schoenberger Hall" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  2. ^ Jack Reak and Martha Fullington (December 1990). "Intheoaks" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2014-08-01. 
  3. ^ a b Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina Website
  4. ^ http://www.allsoulscathedral.org
  5. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/advocateasheville
  6. ^ http://www.graceepiscopalchurch.us
  7. ^ http://www.church-of-the-redeemer-episcopal.org
  8. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/stgeorgesasheville
  9. ^ http://www.stjameswnc.org
  10. ^ http://www.st-johnsepiscopal.org
  11. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/stmatthiasasheville
  12. ^ http://www.trinityasheville.org
  13. ^ http://www.main.nc.us/echs
  14. ^ http://www.ascensionhickory.org
  15. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/epiphanynewton
  16. ^ http://www.gracemorganton.org
  17. ^ http://www.stalbansparish.org
  18. ^ http://www.saintjamesepiscopal.org
  19. ^ http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=http://www.geocities.com/stjohnsmarion&date=2009-10-25+22:23:46
  20. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/saintmarysmorganton
  21. ^ http://www.stpaulswilkesboro.org
  22. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/saintstephensmorganton
  23. ^ http://www.calvaryfletcher.org
  24. ^ http://www.ourholyfamily.org
  25. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/transfigurationsaluda
  26. ^ http://www.stjohnflatrock.org/
  27. ^ http://www.holycrosstryon.org
  28. ^ http://webpages.charter.net/cscherping/church
  29. ^ http://www.goodshepherdtryon.org
  30. ^ http://www.stjamesepiscopal.com
  31. ^ http://www.christchurchalleghany.org
  32. ^ http://www.highsouth.com/vallecrucis/holycross.php3
  33. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/churchofsaviornewland
  34. ^ http://www.stlukesboone.org
  35. ^ http://www.stmaryofthehills.org
  36. ^ http://www.stthomasonline.org
  37. ^ http://www.trinitysprucepine.org
  38. ^ http://www.allsaintsgastonia.org
  39. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/redeemershelby
  40. ^ http://www.saintpeterbythelake.net
  41. ^ http://www.stfrancischurch.org
  42. ^ http://www.diocesewnc.org/stgabrielsrutherfordton
  43. ^ http://www.episcopallincolntonnc.org
  44. ^ http://www.stmarksgastonia.org
  45. ^ http://www.messiahmurphy.org
  46. ^ http://www.churchofthegoodshepherdhayesville.org
  47. ^ http://www.gracewaynesville.com
  48. ^ http://www.Luther95.com/GMLEF-RNC
  49. ^ a b http://www.diocesewnc.org/allsaints
  50. ^ http://www.standrewscanton.org
  51. ^ http://www.st-davids.org
  52. ^ http://www.stjohnepiscopal.org

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