Henry J. Mikell

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Henry Judah Mikell (1866 - 1942) was the second bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.

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Henry Judah Mikell, served as Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta from 1917 - 1942. During this time, he emphasized the need for the Episcopal Church to work with the state's college students, as well as to continue its work among African Americans. Under his leadership the diocese established college centers, which ministered to students at universities and colleges around Georgia. In 1933, as part of his efforts to help young people affected by the depression, Mikell founded "Camp Mikell" at Toccoa Falls. Relocated in 1941 to another site outside of Toccoa, the Mikell Camp and Conference Center continues to support meetings, classes, contemplative retreats, and recreational gatherings for Episcopalians of all ages.

Henry Judah Mikell was the 292nd bishop consecrated in the Episcopal Church.

The Mikell Memorial Chapel (1947) at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Georgia, was named in Bishop Mikell's honor.

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References[edit]

  • [1] Article on Bishop Mikell.
  • [2] Article on Mikell Memorial Chapel.
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