Episcopal Diocese of Dallas

Episcopal Diocese of Dallas

The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas is a diocese of the Episcopal Church USA which was formed on December 20, 1895, when the Missionary District of Northern Texas was granted diocesan status at the denomination's General Convention the preceding October. The Rt. Rev. Alexander Charles Garrett, who had served as the first bishop of the Missionary District of Northern Texas, remained as bishop of the new diocese. The diocese began with thirteen parishes.

The Missionary District of Northern Texas was formed when a portion of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas was divided on February 2 1875. Bishop Garrett named the oldest church in the district, which was Saint Matthew’s Episcopal Church, as his cathedral church and Dallas as his see. Saint Matthew's has remained the cathedral church of the bishop since that time. Bishop Garrett served until 1924.

There are more than seventy parishes and schools in the diocese. The diocese is involved in many national and international missionary outreach programs. The principal offices of the diocese are at the Diocesan House, which is, along with the cathedral church, located on the former site of Saint Mary's Episcopal College for Women. The diocese divided in 1983; the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth was formed from the division.

The Episcopal Diocese of Dallas is led by Bishop James Monte Stanton, sixth bishop of the diocese. On March 29, 2008, the Rev. Canon Paul Lambert, canon to the ordinary in the diocese, was elected bishop suffragan. [ [http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79901_96091_ENG_HTM.htm "Dallas elects Paul Lambert as bishop suffragan"] Episcopal News Service, March 29, 2008]

References

ources

* [http://www.episcopal-dallas.org/history.html Episcopal Diocese of Dallas] - historical information
*Handbook of Texas|id=DD/hdd1|name=Dallas, Texas

External links

* [http://www.episcopal-dallas.org/ Episcopal Diocese of Dallas]
* [http://www.episcopalcathedral.org/ The Cathedral Church of Saint Matthew, Dallas, Texas]
* [http://www.episcopalchurch.org/province_VII.htm?menu=menu18932/ Province VII]
* [http://www.episcopalchurch.org/ The Episcopal Church USA]


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