Diocese of Edinburgh
Diocese of Edinburgh Location Ecclesiastical province Scotland Statistics Congregations 57 Information Cathedral St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh Current leadership Bishop Bishop of Edinburgh Website dioceseofedinburgh.org
The Diocese of Edinburgh is one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church. It covers the City of Edinburgh, the Lothians, the Borders and Falkirk. The diocesan centre is St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh. The seat of the Bishop of Edinburgh is currently vacant.
Unlike the other dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Diocese of Edinburgh is a fairly recent creation. The diocese was created by Charles I in 1634, with William Forbes as its first bishop, and St. Giles' Cathedral as the original cathedral.
In 1874, the foundations were laid for the present Episcopalian cathedral in Edinburgh.
The Diocese of Edinburgh is twinned with the dioceses of two other churches:
- Anglican Diocese of Dunedin (Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia)
- Diocese of Connor (Church of Ireland)
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