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Episcopal Diocese of San Diego
Province Province VIII
Bishop James R. Mathes
Cathedral St. Paul's Cathedral, San Diego
Website Episcopal Diocese of San Diego website
Location of the Diocese of San Diego

The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego, created in 1974, is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over San Diego County, Imperial County and part of Riverside County in California plus all of Yuma County in Arizona. It is in Province 8 and its cathedral, St. Paul's Cathedral, is in San Diego, as are the diocesan offices.[1]


Current bishop

The Rt. Rev. James R. Mathes is the fourth and current bishop of San Diego. He has a master's in divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary.[2] In 2008, the California Court of Appeal upheld the authority of Bishop Mathes to dismiss parish vestry members and clergy, who sought to take a parish out of The Episcopal Church.[3]

List of bishops

The bishops of San Diego have been:[4]

  1. Robert M. Wolsterstorff, (1974 - 1982),
  2. C. Brinkley Morton, (1982 - 1992)
  3. Gethin B. Hughes, (1992 - 2005)
  4. James R. Mathes, (2005 - present

See also


  1. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 342-343
  2. ^ Episcopal Clerical Directory, 2005, revised edition, New York: Church Publishing, p.585.
  3. ^ New v. Kroeger, Case no. D05112,
  4. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 342

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