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Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts

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Congregations  59 (2014)
Cathedral  Christ Church Cathedral
Phone  +1 413-737-4786
Rite  Episcopal
Bishop  Douglas John Fisher
Number of members  15,618
Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts
Address  37 Chestnut St, Springfield, MA 01103, USA
Ecclesiastical province  Province 1 of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America
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Episcopal diocese of western massachusetts


The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the five western counties of Massachusetts. Formed from a division of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, it was officially recognized at the organizing convention of November 10, 1901. At a special meeting on January 22, 1902, Alexander Hamilton Vinton, Rector of All Saints Church in Worcester, Massachusetts. was elected first diocesan bishop.

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The first two Anglican parishes in what would become the diocese were started in Great Barrington in 1762 and Lanesborough in 1767 on the Housatonic River, at first served by priests from the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.

There are 67 congregations in the diocese. The Episcopal See is in the city of Springfield, Massachusetts. Since 1929, the cathedral has been Christ Church Cathedral, which was built in 1874.

Episcopal diocese of western massachusetts


Companion diocese

  • Anglican Diocese of Kumasi
  • Bishops

    1. Alexander Hamilton Vinton (1902–11)
    2. Thomas Frederick Davies (1911–36)
    3. William Appleton Lawrence (1937–57)
    4. Robert McConnell Hatch (1957–70)
    5. Alexander Doig Stewart (1970–84)
    6. Andrew F. Wissemann (1984–92)
    7. Robert S. Denig (1993–95)
    8. Gordon Paul Scruton (1996–2012)
    9. Douglas John Fisher (2012–present)

    References

    Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts Wikipedia


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