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Location of the Diocese of Minnesota

The Episcopal Diocese of Minnesota is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America which has jurisdiction over all of Minnesota, except Clay County, which is in the Episcopal Diocese of North Dakota, and Browns Valley, which is in the Episcopal Diocese of South Dakota. It is in Province VI. It has two cathedrals: the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour in Faribault and St. Mark's Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis. Its offices are in Minneapolis. It has 106 congregations representing 22,000 members. Henry Benjamin Whipple was the first bishop of the diocese. James Jelinek is the current bishop retiring in February 2010. On October 31, 2009, Rev. Brian Prior was elected the new bishop. For a period of time the diocese was split in two, but the Diocese of Duluth was reunited with the Diocese of Minnesota in the 1940s.

Bishops of Minnesota

  • Henry Benjamin Whipple 1859 - 1901
  • Samuel Cook Edsall 1901 - 1917
  • Frank Arthur McElwain 1917 - 1943
  • Steven Edwards Keeler 1943 - 1956
  • Hamilton Hyde Kellogg 1956 - 1971
  • Philip Frederick McNairy 1971 - 1978
  • Robert Marshall Anderson 1978 - 1993
  • James Louis Jelinek 1993 - present (retiring February 13, 2010)
  • Brian Prior (bishop elect assumes office February 13, 2010)

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