Episcopal Diocese of Nevada

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Diocese of Nevada
Diocese of Nevada seal.jpg
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince VIII
Congregations29 (2016)
Members5,667 (2016)
CathedralTrinity Episcopal Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopThe Rt. Rev. Dan Thomas Edwards
Location of the Diocese of Nevada
Location of the Diocese of Nevada

The Episcopal Diocese of Nevada is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America comprising the entire State of Nevada. The tenth and current bishop of the Diocese is Dan Thomas Edwards, ordained bishop on 5 January 2008.[1]

The home cities are Reno and Las Vegas. The cathedral in this diocese is Trinity Cathedral and is located in Reno. It was designated in December 2016.

Under the leadership of diocesan bishop Wesley Frensdorff, who served from 1972 to 1985, Nevada became a leader in the concept of Total Ministry, the "ministry of all the baptized," in which laity and clergy have a more equal share in ministry.[2]

The ninth bishop of Nevada, the Right Reverend Katharine Jefferts Schori, was elected the 26th Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church at the 2006 General Convention, becoming the first female primate in the Anglican Communion.

The Diocese works to be faithfully engaged in civic society with people of all faiths through Nevadans for the Common Good, Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, the Nevada Faith and Justice Alliance, Communities in Schools, All Our Children, Bread for the World and other groups working for justice and mercy..


These are the bishops who have served the region now known as the state of Nevada:[2]


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  1. ^ Dan Edwards consecrated as 10th bishop of Nevada Archived 2009-01-22 at the Wayback Machine, Episcopal News Service, January 09, 2008
  2. ^ a b The Bishops of the Diocese of Nevada, Diocesan Web site

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