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Episcopal Diocese of Utah
Province Province VIII
Bishop Carolyn Tanner Irish
Cathedral St. Mark's Cathedral
Subdivisions 22
Congregations 22 Parishes
Membership 6,000
Location of the Diocese of Utah

The Episcopal Diocese of Utah is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States, encompassing the state of Utah, less that part of the Four Corners region which is in the Navajoland Area Mission. It includes a small part of northern Arizona. In 1867, the Episcopal Church was the first Protestant church organized in Utah. The Right Rev. Daniel Sylvester Tuttle was its first bishop. The diocesan offices and cathedral, St. Mark's Cathedral, are in Salt Lake City. The current bishop is the Right Rev. Carolyn Tanner Irish, who is the 10th bishop of the diocese.



Bishop Tuttle was chosen as missionary bishop of Montana, Idaho and Utah on October 5, 1866, and was consecrated on May 1, 1867. He served as bishop until 1886. Tuttle arrived in Salt Lake City on July 4, 1867. George Foote and T.W. Haskins, who held the first church service at Independence Hall in May 1867, preceded him. The cornerstone of St. Mark's Cathedral was laid July 30, 1870. The parish was formally organized in November of that year, with Bishop Tuttle as Rector. The Cathedral was occupied in May 1871, and is listed both on the National Register of Historic Places and in the List of Registered Historic Places in Utah. It is the third oldest Episcopal Cathedral in America. The second bishop was the Rt. Rev. Abiel Leonard. Under his leadership, numerous churches were opened in mining and other communities, including missions to the Ute Indians in the Uintah Basin.[1]


The Episcopal Church in Utah is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The diocese consists of 22 parishes and over 6,000 members across Utah and one parish in northern Arizona.

  • [1] St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Brigham City
  • [2] Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, Centerville
  • [3] St. James Episcopal Church, Midvale
  • [4] Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Ogden
  • [5] All Saints Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City
  • [6] St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Salt Lake City
  • [7] Grace Episcopal Church, St. George
  • [8] St. Jude's Episcopal Church, Cedar City

Bishops of Utah

The bishops of Utah are as follows:[2]

Educational and other institutions

St. Mark's school opened on July 1, 1867, the first non-Mormon school in Utah. Rowland Hall boarding and day school for girls opened in 1880. The two schools combined and became Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School in 1964. St. Mark's Hospital was organized in 1872 with representatives from the Episcopal Church, Camp Douglas and the mining industry. The hospital moved to increasingly larger quarters several times, and is now located at 1200 East and 3900 South. The hospital was sold in 1987. Hildegarde's Pantry offers food and assistance to people in need.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b The History of the Episcopal Church in Utah
  2. '^ The Episcopal Church Annual, 2004, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, 2004

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