Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida
name=Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida
bishop=Dabney T. Smith
cathedral=St. Peter’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg
website= [http://www.episcopalswfl.org/ Diocese of Southwest Florida websit]
The Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida is a
dioceseof the Episcopal Church in the United States of America(ECUSA) in Floridawhich extends from Marco Island on the south, to Brooksville on the north, and inland to Plant City, Arcadia and LaBelle on the east.
Major cities in the diocese are Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Ft. Myers, Sarasota, and Bradenton. The diocese includes the western half of Hendry County, the mainland portion of Monroe County, and all of the counties of Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Sarasota, De Soto, Charlotte, Lee, and Collier.
The diocese is a part of Province IV of the Episcopal Church.The current Diocesan
Bishopof Southwest Florida is Dabney T. Smith. The cathedral church of the diocese is St. Peter’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg. The diocesan offices are in Sarasota. The diocese currently comprises 77 churches. [The Episcopal Church Annual (2007) Harrisburg: Morehouse Church Resources, pp. 359-361.]
Bishops of the diocese
The Bishops of the Diocese of Southwest Florida are:
#1969–1975: William Loftin Hargrave
#1975–1988: Emerson Paul Haynes
#1989–1997: Rogers Sanders Harris
#1997–2007: John Bailey Lipscomb
#2007- : Dabney Tyler Smith
NOTE: For earlier bishops, see the
Episcopal Diocese of South Florida
In accordance with the usage in the ECUSA, the diocese is divided into seven deaneries as follows:
*Clearwater Deanery: Clearwater, Dunedin, Hudson, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, New Port Richey, Palm Harbor, Safety Harbor, Seminole, Spring Hill and Tarpon Springs: Richard C. Doscher, Sr., Dean.
*Fort Myers Deanery: Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, LaBelle, Lehigh Acres, North Fort Myers, Pine Island and Sanibel: Ann McLemore, Dean.
*Manasota Deanery: Anna Maria, Arcadia, Bradenton, Longboat Key, Osprey, Palmetto and Sarasota: Harry I. Parsell, Dean.
*Naples Deanery: Bonita Springs, Marco Island and Naples: Michael G. Rowe, Dean.
*St. Petersburg Deanery: Pinellas Park, St. Petersburg and St. Pete Beach: John L. Hartnett, Dean.
*Tampa Deanery: Brooksville, Dade City, Plant City, Ruskin, Tampa, Temple Terrace, Valrico and Zephyrhills: Martha E. Vaguener, Dean.
*Venice Deanery: Boca Grande, Englewood, North Port, Osprey, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and Venice: James H. Puryear, Dean.
Episcopal Church in the United States of America
*Cushman, Joseph D., Jr., "A Goodly Heritage: The Episcopal Church in Florida, 1821-1892", Gainesville: University of Florida Press (1965)
* [http://www.episcopalswfl.org/ The Diocese of Southwest Florida]
* [http://www.spcathedral.net/ St. Peter’s Cathedral – St. Petersburg]
* [http://www.episcopalchurch.org/ The Episcopal Church in the United States of America]
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