Episcopal Diocese of Montana

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Diocese of Montana
Diocese of Montana seal.jpg
Ecclesiastical province Province VI
Congregations 35 (2014)
Members 4,496 (2015)
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral, Helena
Current leadership
Bishop C. Franklin Brookhart, Jr.
Carol Joy W.T. Gallagher
(Assistant Bishop)
Location of the Diocese of Montana
Location of the Diocese of Montana

The Episcopal Diocese of Montana is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over the state of Montana. It was established in 1904 and has 42 congregations in 26 counties of the state. It is in Province 6 and its cathedral, St. Peter's Cathedral, is in Helena, as are the diocesan offices.[1]

Charles Franklin Brookhart, Jr. is the current bishop. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.[2]

List of bishops[edit]

The bishops of Montana have been:[3]

  1. Daniel S. Tuttle, missionary bishop (1866–1880)
  2. Leigh R. Brewer, missionary bishop (1880–1904), first diocesan bishop (1904–1916)
    * William F. Faber, coadjutor (1914–1916)
  3. William F. Faber (1916–1934)
    * Herbert H. H. Fox, suffragan, 1920, coadjutor bishop, 1925 (VI Idaho, 1925–1926)
  4. Herbert H. H. Fox (1934–1939)
    * Henry Hean Daniels, coadjutor bishop (1939)
  5. Henry Hean Daniels (1939–1957)
    * Chandler W. Sterling, coadjutor bishop (1956)
  6. Chandler W. Sterling (1957–1968)
  7. Jackson Earle Gilliam (1968–1985)
  8. Charles Irving Jones III (1986–2001)
    * Charles L. Keyser, assisting bishop (2001–2003)
  9. C. Franklin Brookhart, Jr. (2003–present)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Episcopal Church online directory
  2. ^ Episcopal Clerical Directory, 2005, revised edition, New York: Church Publishing, p. 108
  3. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 273

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