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Episcopal Diocese of
Western New York
Province Province II
Bishop J. Michael Garrison
Cathedral St. Paul's Cathedral, Buffalo
Subdivisions
Congregations 63
Membership
Website Episcopal Diocese of Western New York website
Location of the Diocese of Western New York

The Episcopal Diocese of Western New York, is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over the counties of Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Niagara, Orleans and Wyoming in western New York. It is in Province 2 and its cathedral, St. Paul's Cathedral, is in Buffalo as are the diocesan offices.[1]

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Current bishop

The Rt. Rev. J. Michael Garrison is the tenth and current bishop of Western New York. He has a bachelor's and a master's of religious education from Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio and an honorary doctorate from General Theological Seminary in New York City. He was received from the Roman Catholic Church on April 1, 1975, and ordained a deacon on April 12, 1975. He was ordained a priest on August 25, 1975 and consecrated a bishop on April 24, 1999.[2]

List of bishops

The bishops of Western New York have been:[3]

  1. William H. Delancey, (1839 - 1865)
    *Arthur C. Coxe, coadjutor bishop (1865)
  2. Arthur C. Coxe, (1865 - 1895)
  3. William D. Walker, (1897 - 1917)
  4. Charles H. Brent, (1919 - 1929)
    * David L. Ferris, suffragan bishop (1920
    *David L. Ferris, coadjutor bishop (1924)
  5. David L. Ferris, (1929 - 1931)
    *Cameron H. Davis, coadjutor bishop (1930)
  6. Cameron H. Davis, (1931 - 1947)
  7. Lauriston L. Scaife, (1948 - 1970)
    *Harold B. Robinson, coadjutor bishop (1968)
  8. Harold B. Robinson, (1970 - 1987)
    *David C. Bowman, coadjutor bishop (1986)
  9. David C. Bowman, (1987 - 1998)
  10. J. Michael Garrison, (1999 - present

See also

References

  1. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 414-416
  2. ^ Episcopal Clerical Directory, 2005, revised edition, New York: Church Publishing, p.317.
  3. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 414

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