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Location of the Diocese of Kentucky

The Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, encompassing the western half of the state of Kentucky. The diocese, which originally comprised all of Kentucky, consecrated its first bishop, the Rt. Rev. Benjamin Bosworth Smith, in 1832. He served until 1884, also serving as ninth presiding bishop beginning in 1868.

The seat of the bishop is Christ Church Cathedral in Louisville. The Episcopal Theological Seminary in Kentucky was established in 1834, the fourth seminary of the Episcopal Church.

The diocese was split in 1895, with the Diocese of Kentucky covering the western half of the state and the Diocese of Lexington covering the eastern half. The Rt. Rev. Edwin F. Gulick Jr., the seventh bishop of Kentucky, was consecrated on April 17, 1994.

All Saints Retreat and Conference Center was founded in 1957 on Rough River Lake in Grayson County.

There are 36 parishes in the diocese, with about 10,500 baptized members.

These are the bishops who have served the Diocese of Kentucky:[1]

  1. Benjamin Bosworth Smith (1832 - 1884)
    George David Cummins, assistant, (1866 - 1874)
    Thomas U. Dudley, Coadjutor Bishop (consecrated 1875)
  2. Thomas U. Dudley (1884 - 1904)
  3. Charles E. Woodcock (1905 - 1935)
  4. Charles Clingman (1936 - 1954)
  5. Charles G. Marmion (1954 - 1974)
    David Benson Reed, Coadjutor Bishop (consecrated 1972)
  6. David Benson Reed (1974 - 1994)
  7. Edwin Funsten Gulick Jr. (1994 - present)

See also


  1. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual. Morehouse Publishing: New York, NY (2005)

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