Provincial Directory: The Episcopal Church

 

Map and Statistics

Geographical Area:9,600,000 Sq Km
Population:284,000,000
Number of Anglicans:2,154,572 Baptized members
Number of Parishes:7095

History

Anglican worship was first celebrated in North America on the coast near San Francisco, by Sir Francis Drake's chaplain, in 1579. The first regular worship began in Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. English mission societies (SPG in particular) supported the early work under the direction of the Bishop of London, who never visited the American colonies. The American Revolution challenged the ongoing existence of Anglicanism, as many clergy departed for Canada or other parts of the British Empire. Lay leaders was responsible for continuing the work of parish churches and recruiting clergy. The first bishop for the new Episcopal Church was consecrated by the Scottish Episcopal Church in 1784, with two other bishops consecrated by the Church of England after changes in English law. At that point, The Episcopal Church became fully autonomous and soon began to send missionaries to other parts of the Americas and beyond. Today a quarter of the Anglican Communion's provinces derive at least in part from that missionary work. The Episcopal Church today includes 100 dioceses in the United States, and 12 additional dioceses or jurisdictions in 15 nations in Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, the Caribbean, and Europe.

Information:

Primate:The Most Revd Dr Katharine Jefferts Schori

Provincial Secretary: Mr Peter C Ng

Provincial Secretary: The Revd Canon Dr Michael Barlowe

Provincial Treasurer: Mr N Barnes

Website:The Episcopal Church

Diocese:

Alphabetically View alphabetically. Provinces View by Province.
Alabama
Alaska
Albany
Arizona
Arkansas
Atlanta
Bethlehem
California
Central Ecuador
Central Florida
Central Gulf Coast
Central New York
Central Pennsylvania
Chicago
Colombia
Colorado
Connecticut
Dallas
Delaware
Dominican Republic
East Carolina
East Tennessee
Eastern Michigan
Eastern Oregon
Easton
Eau Claire
El Camino Real
Europe
Federal Ministries
Florida
Fond du Lac
Fort Worth
Georgia
Haiti
Hawaii
Honduras
Idaho
Indianapolis
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Lexington
Litoral Ecuador
Long Island
Los Angeles
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Milwaukee
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Navajoland Area Mission
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
Newark
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northern California
Northern Indiana
Northern Michigan
Northwest Texas
Northwestern Pennsylvania
Ohio
Oklahoma
Olympia
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
Rio Grande
Rochester
San Diego
San Joaquin
South Dakota
Southeast Florida
Southern Ohio
Southern Virginia
Southwest Florida
Southwestern Virginia
Spokane
Springfield
Taiwan
Tennessee
Texas
The Episcopal Church in South Carolina
Upper South Carolina
Utah
Venezuela
Vermont
Virgin Islands
Virginia
Washington
West Missouri
West Tennessee
West Texas
West Virginia
Western Kansas
Western Louisiana
Western Massachusetts
Western Michigan
Western New York
Western North Carolina
Wyoming

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