Ecclesiastical provinces and dioceses of the Episcopal Church

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The Episcopal Church (TEC) is governed by a General Convention and consists of 100 dioceses in the United States proper, plus eleven dioceses in other countries or outlying U.S. territories and the diocese of Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, for a total of 111 dioceses.

Each is led by a bishop. A diocese includes all the parishes and missions 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 the District of Columbia and part of Maryland.


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.


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

List of provinces and their dioceses[edit]

Province Name Diocese Parishes and missions (2015)[1] Active baptized
members (2015)[2]
Diocese Map
Province I Province of New England Diocese of Connecticut
166 51,068 ECUSA Connecticut.png
Diocese of Maine
61 11,697 ECUSA Maine.png
Diocese of Massachusetts
163 58,724 ECUSA Massachusetts.png
Diocese of New Hampshire
49 12,662 ECUSA New Hampshire.png
Diocese of Rhode Island
52 17,618 ECUSA Rhode Island.png
Diocese of Vermont
46 6,547 ECUSA Vermont.png
Diocese of Western Massachusetts
58 15,618 ECUSA Western Massachusetts.png
Province II The International Atlantic Province


Province of New York and New Jersey

Diocese of Albany
113 14,765 ECUSA Albany.png
Diocese of Central New York
81 12,598 ECUSA Central New York.png
Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe
16 2,788 Blank Map of Europe -w boundaries.svg
Diocese of Cuba
46 10,000 Cuba - Location Map (2013) - CUB - UNOCHA.svg
Diocese of Haiti
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
145 41,662 ECUSA New Jersey.png
Diocese of New York
(New York City)
198 53,353 ECUSA New York.png
Diocese of Newark
102 25,478 ECUSA Newark.png
Diocese of 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
58 9,497 ECUSA Western New York.png
Province III Province of Washington Diocese of Bethlehem
59 10,606 ECUSA Bethlehem.png
Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
65 12,309 ECUSA Central Pennsylvania.png
Diocese of Delaware
33 9,336 ECUSA Delaware.png
Diocese of Easton
38 8,004 ECUSA Easton.png
Diocese of Maryland
105 37,151 ECUSA Maryland.png
Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania
31 3,407 ECUSA Northwestern Pennsylvania.png
Diocese of Pennsylvania
133 42,493 ECUSA Pennsylvania.png
Diocese of Pittsburgh
36 8,681 ECUSA Pittsburgh.png
Diocese of Southern Virginia
105 26,560 ECUSA Southern Virginia.png
Diocese of Southwestern Virginia
56 10,521 ECUSA Southwestern Virginia.png
(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
63 8,117 ECUSA West Virginia.png
Province IV Province of Sewanee Diocese of Alabama
88 31,502 ECUSA Alabama.png
Diocese of Atlanta
94 50,130 ECUSA Atlanta.png
Diocese of Central Florida
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
67 17,385 ECUSA East Carolina.png
Diocese of East Tennessee
47 15,069 ECUSA East Tennessee cropped.png
Diocese of Florida
61 25,289 ECUSA Florida.png
Diocese of Georgia
67 15,892 ECUSA Georgia.png
Diocese of Kentucky
36 8,285 ECUSA Kentucky.png
Diocese of Lexington
34 6,923 ECUSA Lexington.png
Diocese of Louisiana
(New Orleans)
47 17,437 ECUSA Louisiana.png
Diocese of Mississippi
83 18,406 ECUSA Mississippi.png
Diocese of North Carolina
110 49,767 ECUSA North Carolina.png
Diocese of South Carolina
30 6,706 ECUSA South Carolina.png
Diocese of Southeast Florida
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
45 16,275 ECUSA Tennessee cropped.png
Diocese of Upper South Carolina
59 23,858 ECUSA Upper South Carolina.png
Diocese of West Tennessee
31 8,260 ECUSA West Tennessee cropped.png
Diocese of Western North Carolina
62 15,077 ECUSA Western North Carolina.png
Province V Province of the Midwest Diocese of Chicago
123 35,496 ECUSAchicago2013.png
Diocese of Eastern Michigan
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
48 9,341 ECUSA Indianapolis.png
Diocese of Michigan
76 17,539 ECUSA Michigan.png
Diocese of 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
21 1,393 ECUSA Northern Michigan.png
Diocese of Ohio
86 19,383 ECUSA Ohio.png
Diocese of Southern Ohio
74 19,694 ECUSA Southern Ohio.png
Diocese of Springfield
33 4,138 ECUSA Springfield.png
Diocese of Western Michigan
56 9,675 ECUSA Western Michigan.png
Province VI Province of the Northwest Diocese of Colorado
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
Episcopal Church in Minnesota
(Offices in Minneapolis; cathedrals in Faribault and Minneapolis)
101 19,871 ECUSA Minnesota.png
Diocese of Montana
35 4,496 ECUSA Montana.png
Diocese of Nebraska
53 7,241 ECUSA Nebraska.png
Diocese of North Dakota
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 Province of the Southwest Diocese of Arkansas
(Little Rock)
56 13,891 ECUSA Arkansas.png
Diocese of 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
44 10,743 ECUSA Kansas.png
Diocese of Northwest Texas
32 6,541 ECUSA Northwest Texas.png
Diocese of Oklahoma
(Oklahoma City)
69 16,737 ECUSA Oklahoma.png
Diocese of the Rio Grande
59 10,803 ECUSA Rio Grande.png
Diocese of Texas
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
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 Province of the Pacific Diocese of Alaska
49 6,927 National-atlas-alaska.png
Diocese of Arizona
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
(Offices in Salinas; cathedral in San Jose)
43 11,483 ECUSA El Camino Real.png
Diocese of Hawaii
34 6,590 Hawaii Locator Map.PNG
Diocese of Idaho
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
11 664 ECUSA Navajoland.png
Diocese of Nevada
(Las Vegas)
30 5,595 ECUSA Nevada.png
Diocese of Northern California
67 13,406 ECUSA Northern California.png
Diocese of Olympia
92 25,358 ECUSA Olympia.png
Diocese of Oregon
71 15,595 ECUSA Oregon.png
Diocese of San Diego
(San Diego)
46 14,541 ECUSA San Diego.png
Diocese of San Joaquin
19 1,984 ECUSA San Joaquin.png
Diocese of Spokane
37 5,323 ECUSA Spokane.png
Diocese of Taiwan
15 1,129 Taiwan-CIA WFB Map.png
Diocese of Utah
(Salt Lake City)
23 5,361 ECUSA Utah.png
Province IX Province of Latin America Diocese of Colombia
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
20 1,502 Ecuador-CIA WFB Map.png
Diocese of Litoral Ecuador
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
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]


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  3. ^ "Episcopal Church in Micronesia homepage". Archived from the original on 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2012-11-09.
  4. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual, 2004, Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, p. 246
  5. ^ "Chicago, Quincy Dioceses To Reunite on September 1". Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Retrieved 23 November 2013.

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