The Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

History and Archives

History of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut is the oldest organized diocese in The Episcopal Church. It formally began with the consecration of the Rt. Rev. Samuel Seabury as Bishop of Connecticut on November 14, 1784 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Bishop Seabury convened the first Convocation (Convention) the following year in Middletown, Connecticut.

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Diocesan Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut

For an extensive list of the Diocesan Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, biographies, finding aids, and collection inventories, please visit the Diocesan Bishops' page

Archives of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut

The Archives of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut is the official repository of records created by and about the diocese, its related bodies, and individual Episcopalians. Our foremost requirement by canon is to keep a complete record of all the Episcopal Acts of the bishops. Our mission is to identify, collect, preserve, classify, and make available the records of the ongoing life and work of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.

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