Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas

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Diocese of Arkansas
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock.jpg
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Little Rock
Location
Ecclesiastical province Province VII
Statistics
Congregations 56 (2014)
Members 13,835 (2016)
Information
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral Trinity Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop The Rt. Rev. Larry R. Benfield
Map
Location of the Diocese of Arkansas
Location of the Diocese of Arkansas
Website
episcopalarkansas.org

The Episcopal Diocese of Arkansas is part of the Episcopal Church in the United States and the worldwide Anglican Communion. The Diocese is organized into 56 congregations, with its diocesan office in Little Rock. The seat of the Bishop of Arkansas is Trinity Cathedral, Little Rock.

Missionary bishops over Arkansas
From Until Incumbent Notes
1838 1841 Leonidas Polk, Missionary Bishop for the Southwest Consecrated at Christ Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 9, 1838.
1841 c. 1844 James Hervey Otey, Bishop of Tennessee As Missionary bishop to Arkansas, Mississippi and the Indian Territory.
1844 1858 George W. Freeman, Missionary Bishop of Arkansas Consecrated at Christ Church, Cincinnati, Ohio, on December 9, 1838.
1858 1859 James Hervey Otey, Bishop of Tennessee Provisional bishop.
1859 1869 Henry C. Lay, Missionary Bishop of Arkansas Missionary bishop.
Bishops of Arkansas
1869 1899 Henry Niles Pierce Missionary bishop and first diocesan bishop (October 19, 1820, Pawtucket, Rhode Island – September 5, 1899, Fayetteville, AR); died in office.
1899 1912 William Montgomery Brown Coadjutor 1897–1899; Diocesan 1899–1912. Tried for heresy in 1924–1925.
1912 1931 James Ridout Winchester Coadjutor 1911–12; Diocesan 1912–31. (March 15, 1852, Annapolis, MD – October 27, 1941, Chicago, IL)
1918 1939 Edward Thomas Demby, suffragan bishop (February 13, 1869, Wilmington, DE – October 14, 1957, Cleveland, OH)
1917 1938 Edwin Warren Saphore Suffragan 1917–35; Diocesan 1936–38. (Died May 22, 1944, Syracuse, NY, aged 89)
1938 1956 Richard Bland Mitchell Known as Bland.
1956 1970 Robert R. Brown Coadjutor 1955–56; Diocesan 1956–70. (June 16, 1910, Garden City, KS – February 5, 1994, Little Rock, AR)
1970 1981 Christoph Keller, Jr. Coadjutor 1964–70; Diocesan 1970–81. (December 22, 1915, Bay City, MI – May 19, 1995, Alexandria, LA)
1981 1993 Herbert A. Donovan, Jr.[N 1] Herbert Alcorn "Herb" Donovan, Junior (born July 14, 1931); consecrated 1980; now a retired Assisting Bishop in New York.
1994 1007 Larry Maze[N 1] (born September 13, 1943)
2007 present Larry R. Benfield[N 1] Elected 11 November 2006.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Donovan, Maze and Benfield are officially numbered as XI, XII and XIII bishops respectively.

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Coordinates: 34°43′58″N 92°16′33″W / 34.732767°N 92.275938°W / 34.732767; -92.275938