Reformed Episcopal Diocese of the West

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Diocese of West
Ecclesiastical province Anglican Church in North America
Parishes 22
Rite Anglican
Current leadership
Bishop The Rt. Rev. Winfield Mott
REC Diocese of the West Official Website

The Diocese of the West is a Reformed Episcopal Church diocese, also a part of the Anglican Church in North America. It has 22 congregations in six states: Arizona, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, and Washington.[1]


The Diocese of the West was founded as part of the Anglican Province of America (APA), a Continuing Anglican church in the Anglo-Catholic tradition. In 2008, its bishop, Richard Boyce, arranged for the diocese to affiliate with the Reformed Episcopal Church. To that point, the APA and REC had been in full communion, but Boyce sought for the Diocese of the West to have full participation in the Common Cause Partnership that led to the creation of the Anglican Church in North America in 2009.[2]

In 2011, Winfield Mott, the co-adjutor bishop of the West, became diocesan bishop upon Boyce's retirement.[3]


  1. ^ "Church Locator". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 
  2. ^ Virtue, David (9/7/2008). "Anglican Province of America's Diocese of the West Joins Reformed Episcopal Church". Virtue Online. Retrieved 11 September 2012.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Bishops". Retrieved 11 September 2012. 

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