Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota

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Diocese of North Dakota
Diocese of North Dakota seal.jpg
Ecclesiastical province Province VI
Congregations 19
Members 2,582 (2016)
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral Gethsemane Cathedral, Fargo
Current leadership
Bishop Michael G. Smith
Location of the Diocese of North Dakota
Location of the Diocese of North Dakota

The Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over the state of North Dakota plus Clay County, Minnesota. It has 22 congregations in North Dakota and one in Moorhead, Minnesota. It is in Province VI and its cathedral, Gethsemane Episcopal Cathedral, is in Fargo, as are the diocesan offices.[1]

Michael G. Smith is the current bishop. He is an enrolled member of the Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Seabury-Western Theological Seminary.[2]

List of bishops[edit]

The bishops of the diocese have been:[3]

  1. William D. Walker, 1883–1896
  2. Samuel Cook Edsall, 1899–1901
  3. Cameron D. Mann, 1902–1913
  4. John Poyntz Tyler, 1914–1931
  5. Frederick B. Bartlett, 1931–1935
  6. Douglass H. Atwill, 1937–1951
  7. Richard R. Emery, 1951–1964
  8. George T. Masuda, 1965–1979
  9. Harold A. Hopkins, Jr., 1980–1988
  10. Andrew H. Fairfield, 1989–2003
  11. Michael G. Smith, 2004-present


All Saint’s, Minot
All Saint’s, Valley City
Church of the Advent, Devils Lake
Church of the Cross, Selfridge
Church of the Good Shepherd, Lakota
Gethsemane Cathedral, Fargo
Grace Church, Jamestown
St. Gabriel’s Camp, Solen
St. George’s, Bismarck
St. James’, Cannon Ball
St. John the Divine Episcopal Church (Moorhead, Minnesota)
St. John’s, Dickinson
St. Luke’s, Fort Yates
Sts. Mary and Mark, Oakes
St. Michaels and All Angel’s, Cartwright
St. Paul’s, Grand Forks
St. Paul’s, White Shield
St. Peter’s, Walhalla
St. Peter’s, Williston
St. Stephen’s, Fargo
St. Sylvan’s, Dunseith
St. Thomas, Fort Totten

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Episcopal Church online directory
  2. ^ Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota bishop's page
  3. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2004, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 300

Further reading[edit]

  • God giveth the increase; the history of the Episcopal Church in North Dakota, Robert P Wilkins and Wynona H Wilkins

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°49′34″N 96°49′07″W / 46.82611°N 96.81861°W / 46.82611; -96.81861