Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

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This article is about the Episcopal Diocese formerly known as the Diocese of Harrisburg. For the current Catholic diocese, see Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg.
Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania seal.png
Ecclesiastical province Province III
Congregations 66 (2014)
Members 12,570 (2014)
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral
Current leadership
Bishop Audrey Scanlan
Location of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
Location of the Diocese of Central Pennsylvania

The Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania is one of the dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. It was founded in 1905 as the Diocese of Harrisburg, separating from the original Diocese of Central Pennsylvania now known as the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem.[1] The seat of the bishop and home of the diocesan offices is St. Stephen's Episcopal Cathedral at 221 North Front Street in Downtown Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

From October 2006 until May 2014, Nathan D. Baxter was the bishop of the diocese. Following Baxter's retirement Robert Gepert was named as provisional bishop of the diocese. On 14 March 2015, Audrey Scanlan was elected to become the next bishop of the diocese, with her consecration scheduled for September 2015.[2]


  1. Mark Antony De Wolfe Howe (Bishop of Central Pennsylvania)
  2. Nelson Somerville Rulison (Bishop of Central Pennsylvania)
  3. Ethelbert Talbot (Bishop of Central Pennsylvania)
  4. James Henry Darlington (Bishop of Harrisburg, elected bishop when diocese was created)
  5. Hunter Wyatt-Brown (Bishop of Harrisburg)
  6. J. Thomas Heistand, (Bishop of Harrisburg)[3]
    * Earl Honaman (suffragan, 1956–1969)
  7. Dean T. Stevenson, (Bishop of Central Pennsylvania, diocesan in post when the diocese's name changed in 1971)
  8. Charlie F. McNutt, Bishop of Central Pennsylvania (coadjutor 1980–1982)[4][5]
  9. Michael W. Creighton [6]
  10. Nathan D. Baxter [7]
    * Robert Gepert (provisional)
  11. Audrey Scanlan [8]


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Coordinates: 40°15′40″N 76°53′10″W / 40.26104°N 76.88605°W / 40.26104; -76.88605