Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina Information
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Diocese of East Carolina
|Ecclesiastical province||Province 4 of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America|
Location of the Diocese of East Carolina
The Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina was formed on October 9, 1883, by action of the General Convention. It consists of the congregations of the Episcopal Church in the eastern portion of the state of North Carolina and forms part of Province 4 of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Major cities include Wilmington, Fayetteville, New Bern, and Greenville. Originally its headquarters were located in Wilmington, but in 1983 a new diocesan house was built in Kinston, North Carolina, in order to be located more centrally in the diocese's territory.
|Bishops of East Carolina|
|1884||1905||Dr Alfred A. Watson||Alfred Augustin Watson (August 21, 1818, Brooklyn, NY – April 21, 1905, Wilmington, NC); elected December 13, 1883 and consecrated April 17, 1884; died in office.|
|1905||1914||Robert Strange||(December 6, 1857, Wilmington, NC – August 23, 1914, Wilmington, NC); elected coadjutor before October 7, 1903 and consecrated November 1, 1904; died in office.|
|1914||1945||Thomas C. Darst||Thomas Campbell Darst (November 10, 1875, Pulaski, VA – September 1, 1948); elected October 7, 1914 and consecrated January 6, 1915; retired May 1, 1945.|
|1945||1973||Dr Tom Wright||Thomas Henry Wright (October 16, 1904, Wilmington, NC – April 26, 1997, Porter's Neck, NC); elected May 24 and consecrated October 5, 1945; retired 1973.|
|1973||1983||Hunley A. Elebash||Hunley Agee Elebash (July 23, 1923, Pensacola, FL – October 20, 1993, Wilmington, NC); elected coadjutor before September 27 and consecrated October 2, 1968; retired August, 1983.|
|1991||2009||C. Charles Vaché, assisting bishop||Claude Charles Vaché (August 4, 1926, North Carolina – November 1, 2009, Virginia Beach, VA); retired Bishop of Southern Virginia.|
|1983||1997||B. Sidney Sanders||Brice Sidney Sanders (October 15, 1930 – June 5, 1997); elected coadjutor and consecrated June 9, 1979; died in office.|
|1997||2013||Clifton Daniel||Coadjutor since 1996. Diocesan from 1997 to 2013. Resigned February 28, 2013 to become Bishop Provisional of The Diocese of Pennsylvania.|
|2009||2012||Santosh Marray, Bishop Assisting||Previously Bishop of the Seychelles. Now Bishop Assistant of the Diocese of Alabama.|
|2013||2015||Peter James Lee, Bishop Provisional||Previously Bishop of Virginia, retired. Elected Bishop Provisional at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Greenville, NC on March 9, 2013.|
|2015||incumbent||Robert Skirving ||Elected Diocesan Bishop at Christ Church in New Bern, NC on May 17, 2015. Consecrated November 8, 2014. Bishop Diocesan.|
- "East Carolina diocese elects Robert Skirving as bishop". Episcopal News Service. May 19, 2014.
- Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina website
- Journal of the Annual Council of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of East Carolina a comprehensive listing of the proceedings of the diocesan convention from 1883-2009, with the exception of 2006.