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 Parishes (2015) [1] Active baptized
members (2015) [2]
Diocese Map
Province I Diocese of Connecticut
(Hartford)
166 51,068 ECUSA Connecticut.png
Diocese of Maine
(Portland)
61 11,697 ECUSA Maine.png
Diocese of Massachusetts
(Boston)
163 58,724 ECUSA Massachusetts.png
Diocese of New Hampshire
(Concord)
49 12,662 ECUSA New Hampshire.png
Diocese of Rhode Island
(Providence)
52 17,618 ECUSA Rhode Island.png
Diocese of Vermont
(Burlington)
46 6,547 ECUSA Vermont.png
Diocese of Western Massachusetts
(Springfield)
58 15,618 ECUSA Western Massachusetts.png
Province II Diocese of Albany
(Albany)
113 14,765 ECUSA Albany.png
Diocese of Central New York
(Syracuse)
81 12,598 ECUSA Central New York.png
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
(Paris)
16 2,788 Blank Map of Europe -w boundaries.svg
Diocese of Haiti
(Port-au-Prince)
111 84,562 Haiti departements map-fr.svg
Diocese of Long Island
(Garden City)
132 43,440 ECUSA Long Island.png
Diocese of New Jersey
(Trenton)
145 41,662 ECUSA New Jersey.png
Diocese of New York
(New York City)
198 53,353 ECUSA New York.png
Diocese of Newark
(Newark)
102 25,478 ECUSA Newark.png
Diocese of Rochester
(Rochester)
46 7,662 ECUSA Rochester.png
Diocese of the Virgin Islands
(Charlotte Amalie)
14 3,888 Virgin Islands-map-CIA.jpg
Diocese of Western New York
(Buffalo)
58 9,497 ECUSA Western New York.png
Province III Diocese of Bethlehem
(Bethlehem)
59 10,606 ECUSA Bethlehem.png
Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
(Harrisburg)
65 12,309 ECUSA Central Pennsylvania.png
Diocese of Delaware
(Wilmington)
33 9,336 ECUSA Delaware.png
Diocese of Easton
(Easton)
38 8,004 ECUSA Easton.png
Diocese of Maryland
(Baltimore)
105 37,151 ECUSA Maryland.png
Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania
(Erie)
31 3,407 ECUSA Northwestern Pennsylvania.png
Diocese of Pennsylvania
(Philadelphia)
133 42,493 ECUSA Pennsylvania.png
Diocese of Pittsburgh
(Pittsburgh)
36 8,681 ECUSA Pittsburgh.png
Diocese of Southern Virginia
(Norfolk)
105 26,560 ECUSA Southern Virginia.png
Diocese of Southwestern Virginia
(Roanoke)
56 10,521 ECUSA Southwestern Virginia.png
Virginia
(Offices in Richmond; cathedral shrine in Orkney Springs)
182 74,902 ECUSA Virginia.png
Diocese of Washington
(Washington, D.C.)
88 40,352 ECUSA Washington.png
Diocese of West Virginia
(Charleston)
63 8,117 ECUSA West Virginia.png
Province IV Diocese of Alabama
(Birmingham)
88 31,502 ECUSA Alabama.png
Diocese of Atlanta
(Atlanta)
94 50,130 ECUSA Atlanta.png
Diocese of Central Florida
(Orlando)
86 28,576 ECUSA Central Florida.png
Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast
(Offices in Pensacola, Florida; cathedral in Mobile, Alabama)
62 18,351 ECUSA Central Gulf Coast.png
Diocese of East Carolina
(Kinston)
67 17,385 ECUSA East Carolina.png
Diocese of East Tennessee
(Knoxville)
47 15,069 ECUSA East Tennessee cropped.png
Diocese of Florida
(Jacksonville)
61 25,289 ECUSA Florida.png
Diocese of Georgia
(Savannah)
67 15,892 ECUSA Georgia.png
Diocese of Kentucky
(Louisville)
36 8,285 ECUSA Kentucky.png
Diocese of Lexington
(Lexington)
34 6,923 ECUSA Lexington.png
Diocese of Louisiana
(New Orleans)
47 17,437 ECUSA Louisiana.png
Diocese of Mississippi
(Jackson)
83 18,406 ECUSA Mississippi.png
Diocese of North Carolina
(Raleigh)
110 49,767 ECUSA North Carolina.png
Diocese of South Carolina
(Charleston)
30 6,706 ECUSA South Carolina.png
Diocese of Southeast Florida
(Miami)
76 32,883 ECUSA Southeast Florida.png
Diocese of Southwest Florida
(Offices in Sarasota; cathedral in St. Petersburg)
77 30,331 ECUSA Southwest Florida.png
Diocese of Tennessee
(Nashville)
45 16,275 ECUSA Tennessee cropped.png
Diocese of Upper South Carolina
(Columbia)
59 23,858 ECUSA Upper South Carolina.png
Diocese of West Tennessee
(Memphis)
31 8,260 ECUSA West Tennessee cropped.png
Diocese of Western North Carolina
(Asheville)
62 15,077 ECUSA Western North Carolina.png
Province V Diocese of Chicago
(Chicago)
123 35,496 ECUSAchicago2013.png
Diocese of Eastern Michigan
(Saginaw)
47 5,888 ECUSA Eastern Michigan.png
Diocese of Eau Claire
(Eau Claire)
20 1,880 ECUSA Eau Claire.png
Diocese of Fond du Lac
(Fond du Lac)
34 5,289 ECUSA Fond du Lac.png
Diocese of Indianapolis
(Indianapolis)
48 9,341 ECUSA Indianapolis.png
Diocese of Michigan
(Detroit)
76 17,539 ECUSA Michigan.png
Diocese of Milwaukee
(Milwaukee)
52 9,025 ECUSA Milwaukee.png
Diocese of Missouri
(St. Louis)
42 10,624 ECUSA Missouri.png
Diocese of Northern Indiana
(South Bend)
36 4,258 ECUSA Northern Indiana.png
Diocese of Northern Michigan
(Marquette)
21 1,393 ECUSA Northern Michigan.png
Diocese of Ohio
(Cleveland)
86 19,383 ECUSA Ohio.png
Diocese of Southern Ohio
(Cincinnati)
74 19,694 ECUSA Southern Ohio.png
Diocese of Springfield
(Springfield)
33 4,138 ECUSA Springfield.png
Diocese of Western Michigan
(Portage/Kalamazoo)
56 9,675 ECUSA Western Michigan.png
Province VI Diocese of Colorado
(Denver)
100 25,540 ECUSA Colorado.png
Diocese of Iowa
(Offices in Des Moines; cathedrals in Davenport and Des Moines)
61 7,717 ECUSA Iowa.png
Diocese of Minnesota
(Offices in Minneapolis; cathedrals in Faribault and Minneapolis)
101 19,871 ECUSA Minnesota.png
Diocese of Montana
(Helena)
35 4,496 ECUSA Montana.png
Diocese of Nebraska
(Omaha)
53 7,241 ECUSA Nebraska.png
Diocese of North Dakota
(Fargo)
19 2,563 ECUSA North Dakota.png
Diocese of South Dakota
(Sioux Falls)
78 8,974 ECUSA South Dakota.png
Diocese of Wyoming
(Offices in Casper; cathedral in Laramie)
46 6,944 ECUSA Wyoming.png
Province VII Diocese of Arkansas
(Little Rock)
56 13,891 ECUSA Arkansas.png
Diocese of Dallas
(Dallas)
65 32,062 ECUSA Dallas.png
Diocese of Fort Worth
(Offices in Fort Worth)
15 4,674 ECUSA Fort Worth.png
Diocese of Kansas
(Topeka)
44 10,743 ECUSA Kansas.png
Diocese of Northwest Texas
(Lubbock)
32 6,541 ECUSA Northwest Texas.png
Diocese of Oklahoma
(Oklahoma City)
69 16,737 ECUSA Oklahoma.png
Diocese of the Rio Grande
(Albuquerque)
59 10,803 ECUSA Rio Grande.png
Diocese of Texas
(Houston)
151 75,421 ECUSA Texas.png
Diocese of West Missouri
(Kansas City)
48 9,950 ECUSA West Missouri.png
Diocese of West Texas
(San Antonio)
88 23,141 ECUSA West Texas.png
Diocese of Western Kansas
(Salina)
29 1,397 ECUSA Western Kansas.png
Diocese of Western Louisiana
(Offices in Pineville; cathedral in Shreveport)
44 8,754 ECUSA Western Louisiana.png
Province VIII Diocese of Alaska
(Fairbanks)
49 6,927 National-atlas-alaska.png
Diocese of Arizona
(Phoenix)
58 21,375 ECUSA Arizona.png
Diocese of California
(San Francisco)
79 24,740 ECUSA California.png
Diocese of Eastern Oregon
(The Dalles)
22 2,026 ECUSA Eastern Oregon.png
Diocese of El Camino Real
(San Jose)
43 11,483 ECUSA El Camino Real.png
Diocese of Hawaii
(Honolulu)
34 6,590 Hawaii Locator Map.PNG
Diocese of Idaho
(Boise)
30 4,747 ECUSA Idaho.png
Diocese of Los Angeles
(Diocesan seat in Echo Park district, Los Angeles; procathedral in downtown LA)
132 51,307 ECUSA Los Angeles.png
Diocese of Micronesia[3] 2 249 Map of the Federated States of Micronesia CIA.jpg
Diocese of Navajoland
(Farmington)
11 664 ECUSA Navajoland.png
Diocese of Nevada
(Las Vegas)
30 5,595 ECUSA Nevada.png
Diocese of Northern California
(Sacramento)
67 13,406 ECUSA Northern California.png
Diocese of Olympia
(Seattle)
92 25,358 ECUSA Olympia.png
Diocese of Oregon
(Portland)
71 15,595 ECUSA Oregon.png
Diocese of San Diego
(San Diego)
46 14,541 ECUSA San Diego.png
Diocese of San Joaquin
(Fresno)
19 1,984 ECUSA San Joaquin.png
Diocese of Spokane
(Spokane)
37 5,323 ECUSA Spokane.png
Diocese of Taiwan
(Taipei)
15 1,129 Taiwan-CIA WFB Map.png
Diocese of Utah
(Salt Lake City)
23 5,361 ECUSA Utah.png
Province IX Diocese of Colombia
(Bogotá)
29 3,019 Colombia-CIA WFB Map.png
Diocese of the Dominican Republic
(Santo Domingo)
60 5,530 Dr-map.gif
Diocese of Central Ecuador
(Quito)
20 1,502 Ecuador-CIA WFB Map.png
Diocese of Litoral Ecuador
(Guayaquil)
26 9,546 Ecuador-CIA WFB Map.png
Diocese of Honduras
(San Pedro Sula)
118 19,455 Un-honduras.png
Diocese of Puerto Rico
(San Juan)
50 5,099 Map of USA PR.png
Diocese of Venezuela
(Caracas)
25 1,080 Venezuela-CIA WFB Map.png

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]

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