Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania

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Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Ecclesiastical province Province III
Subdivisions 4 Deaneries
Congregations 31
Members 3,445
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral Cathedral of Saint Paul, Erie
Current leadership
Bishop Sean W. Rowe
Location of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania
Location of the Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania

The Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania, originally the Episcopal Diocese of Erie is one of the 100 Dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. The diocese is made up of 34 congregations located in the 13 contiguous counties of northwest Pennsylvania. The diocese itself is split into four deaneries: Northeast (Forest, McKean, and Warren Counties), Northwest (Erie County), Southeast (Cameron County; Clarion County, except Foxburg Borough; Clearfield County, except Morris Township; Elk County; and Jefferson County), and Southwest (Crawford, Lawrence, Mercer, and Venango Counties and Foxburg Borough of Clarion County).[1] Its diocesan offices are located at 145 West Sixth Street, Erie, PA 16501, across the street from Gannon University. Its cathedral church is the Cathedral of Saint Paul, located at 134 West Seventh Street, Erie, PA 16501.[2]


  1. Rogers Israel
  2. John C. Ward
  3. Edward Pinkney Wroth
  4. Harold E. Sawyer
  5. William Crittenden
  6. Donald J. Davis
  7. Robert D. Rowley
  8. Sean W. Rowe

Sean W. Rowe (b. 1975) is the eighth Episcopalian bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania.[3][4] Rowe, then 32, was elected on May 9, 2007, to become bishop of the diocese. He was consecrated on September 8, 2007. He is, as of July 2008, at age 33, the youngest bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.


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Coordinates: 42°07′42″N 80°05′17″W / 42.12833°N 80.08806°W / 42.12833; -80.08806