Ecclesiastical provinces and dioceses of the Episcopal Church

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The Episcopal Church is governed by a General Convention and consists of 99 dioceses in the United States proper, plus ten dioceses in other countries or outlying U.S. territories and the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, which is similar to a diocese.

Each is led by a bishop. A diocese includes all the congregations within its borders, which usually correspond to a state or a portion of a state. Some dioceses includes portions of more than one state. For example, the Diocese of Washington includes Washington, D.C. and part of Maryland.

Overview[edit]

Map of dioceses of the Episcopal Church, colored by province

The naming convention for the domestic dioceses, for the most part, is after the state in which they are located or a portion of that state (for example, Northern Michigan or West Texas).

Usually (though not always), in a state where there is more than one diocese, the area where the Episcopal Church (or Church of England before the American Revolution) started in that state is the diocese that bears the name of that state. For example, the Church of England's first outpost in what is now Georgia was in Savannah, hence the Diocese of Georgia is based in Savannah.

There are, however, many dioceses named for their see city or another city in the diocese. A few are named for a river, island, valley or other geographical feature. The list below includes the see city in parentheses if different from the name of the diocese or unclear from its name.

The see city usually has a cathedral, often the oldest parish in that city, but some dioceses do not have a cathedral. The dioceses of Iowa and Minnesota each have two cathedrals. Occasionally the diocesan offices and the cathedral are in separate cities.

Provinces[edit]

The dioceses are grouped into nine provinces, the first eight of which, for the most part, correspond to regions of the U.S. Province IX is composed of dioceses in Latin America. Province II and Province VIII also include dioceses outside of the U.S.

Unlike in many churches of the Anglican Communion, in which provinces are helmed by a primate or presiding bishop from the clergy, provinces of the ECUSA are led by lay executive directors or presidents. Decisions are made at each province's Synod of the Province, consisting of a House of Bishops and House of Deputies. Lay and clergy Deputies are elected, two from each diocese.

Provinces of the ECUSA are not to be confused with provinces of the Anglican Communion, as the ECUSA itself is one such province of the Communion.


Province Diocese Diocese Map
Province I Diocese of Connecticut
(Hartford)
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Diocese of Maine
(Portland)
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Diocese of Massachusetts
(Boston)
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Diocese of New Hampshire
(Concord)
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Diocese of Rhode Island
(Providence)
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Diocese of Vermont
(Burlington)
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Diocese of Western Massachusetts
(Springfield)
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Province II Diocese of Albany
(Albany)
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Diocese of Central New York
(Syracuse)
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Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
(Paris)
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Diocese of Haiti
(Port-au-Prince)
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Diocese of Long Island
(Garden City)
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Diocese of New Jersey
(Trenton)
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Diocese of New York
(New York City)
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Diocese of Newark
(Newark)
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Diocese of Rochester
(Rochester)
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Diocese of the Virgin Islands
(Charlotte Amalie)
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Diocese of Western New York
(Buffalo)
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Province III Diocese of Bethlehem
(Bethlehem)
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Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
(Harrisburg)
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Diocese of Delaware
(Wilmington)
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Diocese of Easton
(Easton)
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Diocese of Maryland
(Baltimore)
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Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania
(Erie)
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Diocese of Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia)
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Diocese of Pittsburgh
(Pittsburgh)
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Diocese of Southern Virginia
(Norfolk)
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Diocese of Southwestern Virginia
(Roanoke)
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Virginia
(Offices in Richmond; cathedral shrine in Orkney Springs)
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Diocese of Washington
(Washington, D.C.)
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Diocese of West Virginia
(Charleston)
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Province IV Diocese of Alabama
(Birmingham)
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Diocese of Atlanta
(Atlanta)
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Diocese of Central Florida
(Orlando)
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Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
(Offices in Pensacola, Florida; cathedral in Mobile, Alabama)
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Diocese of East Carolina
(Kinston)
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Diocese of East Tennessee
(Knoxville)
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Diocese of Florida
(Jacksonville)
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Diocese of Georgia
(Savannah)
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Diocese of Kentucky
(Louisville)
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Diocese of Lexington
(Lexington)
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Diocese of Louisiana
(New Orleans)
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Diocese of Mississippi
(Jackson)
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Diocese of North Carolina
(Raleigh)
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Diocese of South Carolina
(Charleston)
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Diocese of Southeast Florida
(Miami)
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Diocese of Southwest Florida
(Offices in Sarasota; cathedral in St. Petersburg)
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Diocese of Tennessee
(Nashville)
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Diocese of Upper South Carolina
(Columbia)
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Diocese of West Tennessee
(Memphis)
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Diocese of Western North Carolina
(Asheville)
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Province V Diocese of Chicago
(Chicago)
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Diocese of Eastern Michigan
(Saginaw)
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Diocese of Eau Claire
(Eau Claire)
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Diocese of Fond du Lac
(Fond du Lac)
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Diocese of Indianapolis
(Indianapolis)
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Diocese of Michigan
(Detroit)
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Diocese of Milwaukee
(Milwaukee)
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Diocese of Missouri
(St. Louis)
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Diocese of Northern Indiana
(South Bend)
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Diocese of Northern Michigan
(Marquette)
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Diocese of Ohio
(Cleveland)
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Diocese of Southern Ohio
(Cincinnati)
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Diocese of Springfield
(Springfield)
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Diocese of Western Michigan
(Portage/Kalamazoo)
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Province VI Diocese of Colorado
(Denver)
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Diocese of Iowa
(Offices in Des Moines; cathedrals in Davenport and Des Moines)
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Diocese of Minnesota
(Offices in Minneapolis; cathedrals in Faribault and Minneapolis)
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Diocese of Montana
(Helena)
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Diocese of Nebraska
(Omaha)
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Diocese of North Dakota
(Fargo)
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Diocese of South Dakota
(Sioux Falls)
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Diocese of Wyoming
(Offices in Casper; cathedral in Laramie)
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Province VII Diocese of Arkansas
(Little Rock)
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Diocese of Dallas
(Dallas)
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Diocese of Fort Worth
(Offices in Fort Worth; cathedral in Bedford)
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Diocese of Kansas
(Topeka)
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Diocese of Northwest Texas
(Lubbock)
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Diocese of Oklahoma
(Oklahoma City)
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Diocese of the Rio Grande
(Albuquerque)
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Diocese of Texas
(Houston)
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Diocese of West Missouri
(Kansas City)
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Diocese of West Texas
(San Antonio)
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Diocese of Western Kansas
(Salina)
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Diocese of Western Louisiana
(Offices in Pineville; cathedral in Shreveport)
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Province VIII Diocese of Alaska
(Fairbanks)
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Diocese of Arizona
(Phoenix)
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Diocese of California
(San Francisco)
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Diocese of Eastern Oregon
(The Dalles)
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Diocese of El Camino Real
(San Jose)
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Diocese of Hawaii
(Honolulu)
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Diocese of Idaho
(Boise)
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Diocese of Los Angeles
(Diocesan seat in Echo Park district, Los Angeles; procathedral in downtown LA)
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Diocese of Navajoland
(Farmington)
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Diocese of Nevada
(Las Vegas)
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Diocese of Northern California
(Sacramento)
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Diocese of Olympia
(Seattle)
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Diocese of Oregon
(Portland)
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Diocese of San Diego
(San Diego)
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Diocese of San Joaquin
(Fresno)
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Diocese of Spokane
(Spokane)
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Diocese of Taiwan
(Taipei)
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Diocese of Utah
(Salt Lake City)
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Province IX Diocese of Colombia
(Bogotá)
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Diocese of the Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
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Diocese of Central Ecuador
(Quito)
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Diocese of Litoral Ecuador
(Guayaquil)
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Diocese of Honduras
(San Pedro Sula)
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Diocese of Puerto Rico
(San Juan)
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Diocese of Venezuela
(Caracas)
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Military Diocese[edit]

Dioceses no longer in existence[edit]

Formerly missionary districts[edit]

The following were founded as missionary districts of the Episcopal Church but are now full, independent Provinces of the Anglican Communion.

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Episcopal Church in Micronesia homepage
  2. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual, 2004, Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, p. 246
  3. ^ "Chicago, Quincy Dioceses To Reunite on September 1". Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Retrieved 23 November 2013. 

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