Episcopal Diocese of Lexington

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Diocese of Lexington
Episcopal Diocese of Lexington seal.gif
Ecclesiastical province Province IV
Congregations 34
Members 6,806
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral Christ Church Cathedral, Lexington
Current leadership
Bishop Bruce Edward Caldwell (Provisional)
Location of the Diocese of Lexington
Location of the Diocese of Lexington

The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington is the diocese of The Episcopal Church with jurisdiction over eastern Kentucky. It was created in 1895 from the Diocese of Kentucky which continues to have jurisdiction of the western portion of the state. The cathedral for the Diocese of Kentucky is located in Louisville. The Diocese of Lexington is in Province 4 and its cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, is in Lexington, as are the diocesan offices.[1] The diocesan office is called Mission House.

The Diocese's greatest membership strength is in the Bluegrass region in and around Lexington, with a smaller pocket of strength in the Northern Kentucky suburbs of Cincinnati. The Diocese has only a few congregations in the Appalachian portion of the southeastern corner of the state.

Bishops of Lexington[edit]

Name Date Notes
I Lewis W. Burton 1896-1928
II Henry Pryor Almon Abbott 1929-1945
III William R. Moody 1945-1971 Addison Hosea, bishop coadjutor 1970 - 1971
IV Addison Hosea 1971–1985 Don A. Wimberly, bishop coadjutor 1984–1985
V Don A. Wimberly 1985–1999 Wimberly was translated to the Diocese of Texas.
Rogers S. Harris 1999–2000 assisting
VI Stacy F. Sauls 2000–2011
Chilton R. Knudsen 2011-2012 interim
VII Douglas Hahn 2012–present
Bruce Edward Caldwell 2016- Provisional

Current bishop[edit]

On August 18, 2012, Douglas Hahn was elected on the second ballot. He was consecrated the seventh Bishop of Lexington on December 15, 2012.

List of parishes and locations[edit]

Location Church
Anderson County St. Joseph's (unorganized)
Ashland Calvary
Barnes Mountain St. Timothy's
Beattyville St. Thomas
Clark County St. Hubert's
Corbin St. John's
Covington Trinity
Cynthiana Advent
Danville Trinity
Flemingsburg St. Francis'
Florence Grace
Fort Thomas St. Andrew's
Frankfort Ascension
Georgetown Holy Trinity
Harlan Christ Church
Harrodsburg St. Philip's
Hazard St. Mark's
Jessamine County Resurrection
Lexington Christ Church Cathedral
Lexington Good Shepherd
Lexington St. Andrew's
Lexington St. Martha's
Lexington St. Michael's
Lexington St. Raphael's
Lexington Walnut Hill
Madison County Our Saviour
Maysville Nativity
Middlesboro St. Mary's
Morehead St. Alban's
Mount Sterling Ascension
Newport St. Paul's
Paris St. Peter's
Prestonsburg St. James
Somerset St. Patrick's
Versailles St. John's
Winchester Emmanuel

In addition to these parishes and missions, there are other ministries of the Dioceses that have attached chapels. The college ministry at the University of Kentucky is located at St. Augustine's Chapel in Lexington. St. Agnes' House in Lexington "is a nonprofit, ecumenical mission providing economical lodging for patients and their caregivers who have traveled to Lexington, Kentucky seeking treatment for serious illnesses at area hospitals and other medical care facilities." [2]

The Diocese of Lexington also has a Co-Cathedral located at the diocesan camp and conference center, The Cathedral Domain,[3] in Lee County. It is called the Cathedral of St. George the Martyr.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 224
  2. ^ "St. Agnes' House". Episcopal Diocese of Lexington. 
  3. ^ "The Cathedral Domain". 

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