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Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida
Province Province IV
Bishop Leopold Frade
Cathedral Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami
Subdivisions
Congregations 83
Membership families
Website http://www.diosef.org/
Location of the Diocese of Southeast Florida

The Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America (ECUSA) which extends from Key West on the south, to Jensen Beach on the north and inland to Clewiston on the west. Major cities in the diocese are Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. It includes the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County, Miami-Dade County, Broward County, Palm Beach County, Martin County and the eastern part of Hendry County. The diocese is a part of Province IV of the Episcopal Church. The current Diocesan Bishop of Southeast Florida is the Cuban-born Right Reverend Leopold Frade. The cathedral church of the diocese is Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Miami. The diocese currently comprises 83 churches.[1] The philanthropic outreach arm of the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida is Episcopal Charities of Southeast Florida. [1]

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History

The Diocese of Southeast Florida was created in 1969 when the Diocese of South Florida was split to form the dioceses of Central Florida, Southwest Florida and Southeast Florida.

Bishops of the Diocese

The Bishops of the Diocese of Southeast Florida are:

1. 1970-1980 James L. Duncan, First Bishop of Southeast Florida, was Suffragan Bishop of Episcopal Diocese of South Florida 1961-1969.

2. 1980-2000 Calvin O. Schofield, Jr., Second Bishop of Southeast Florida.

3. 2000-to date Leopold Frade. Third Bishop of Southeast Florida.[2]

NOTE: For earlier bishops, see the Episcopal Diocese of South Florida

Deaneries

In accordance with the usage in the ECUSA, the diocese is divided into seven deaneries each headed by a dean and named as follows:

  • 1. The Keys (the Florida Keys portion of Monroe County);
  • 2. South Dade (southern Miami-Dade County);
  • 3. North Dade (northern Miami-Dade County);
  • 4. South Broward (southern Broward County);
  • 5. North Broward (northern Broward);
  • 6. South Palm Beach (southern Palm Beach County); and
  • 7. North Palm Beach (northern Palm Beach County, a portion of eastern Hendry County and all of Martin County).

See also

Bibliography

  • Cushman, Joseph D., Jr., A Goodly Heritage: The Episcopal Church in Florida, 1821-1892, Gainesville: University of Florida Press (1965)

References

  1. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual (2007) Harrisburg: Morehouse Church Resources, pp. 359-361.
  2. ^ The Episcopal Church Annual (2007) Harrisburg: Morehouse Church Resources, pp. 359-361.

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