Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

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Diocese of Oregon
Ecclesiastical province Province VIII
Congregations 73 as of 2012
Members over 18,000
Rite Episcopal
Cathedral Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon
Current leadership
Bishop The Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Joseph Hanley
Location of the Diocese of Oregon
Location of the Diocese of Oregon

The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon is a diocese of The Episcopal Church which consists of the western portion of the State of Oregon bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia River, the Cascade Range and the Oregon-California border. Major cities in the diocese are Portland, Salem, Eugene and Medford. The diocese is a part of Province VIII of the Episcopal Church.

The seat of the diocese is Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Joseph Hanley was elected 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon at the Diocese's Annual Convention on November 30, 2009.[1] He was ordained to the episcopate and installed on April 10, 2010.[2]

Bishops of Oregon[edit]

Honorific & Name Dates
1st The Rt. Rev. Thomas Fielding Scott 1854–1867
2nd The Rt. Rev. Benjamin Wistar Morris 1868–1906
3rd The Rt. Rev. Charles Scadding 1906–1914
4th The Rt. Rev. Walter Taylor Sumner 1915–1935
5th The Rt. Rev. Benjamin Dunlop Dagwell 1936–1958
6th The Rt. Rev. James Walmesley Frederic Carman 1958-1974 (Coadjutor Bishop, 1957–1958)
7th The Rt. Rev. Matthew Paul Bigliardi 1974–1985
8th The Rt. Rev. Robert Louis Ladehoff 1986-2003 (Coadjutor Bishop, 1985)
9th The Rt. Rev. Dr. Johncy Itty 2003–2008
10th The Rt. Rev. Dr. Michael Joseph Hanley 2010-

For more information on the bishops who have served the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, see the diocesan website http://www.diocese-oregon.org/history/

Suffragan and Assisting Bishops[edit]

  • The Rt. Rev. Hal Raymond Gross, Suffragan Bishop, 1965–1979
  • The Rt. Rev. Sandy (Sanford Zangwill Kaye) Hampton, Assisting Bishop, 2008-2010 (previously Suffragan Bishop of Minnesota 1989-1996 and Assistant Bishop of Olympia, 1996–2003)


  1. ^ Episcopal Life Online item, March 16, 2010
  2. ^ Episcopal Life Online item, April 12, 2010

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