Our Diocese

The Diocese of Ohio is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion represented in the United States by The Episcopal Church. It was organized in 1817 and was the first diocese established outside of the original 13 colonies. The first bishop was Philander Chase. Since that time the Diocese has been served by 10 additional bishops. The 11th and current bishop, the Right Reverend Mark Hollingsworth, Jr., was ordained and consecrated as bishop in April 2004.

The Diocese of Ohio consists of the 48 counties of northern Ohio, an area approximately 170 miles wide by 95 miles deep, encompassing roughly 15,000 square miles.

We welcome everyone to our doors: whether you are a life-long Episcopalian or a seeker looking for God in your life, or a person who just feels something is missing in life. Please visit us. We know you’ll find a warm welcome and we hope you find a home.

For decades, Episcopal Churches around the United States have been identified by a sign, which shows the Episcopal Shield and the words, “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You.”

Although the Episcopal Church across the United States and locally in the Diocese of Ohio has been challenged and changed in some ways over the years, those words…

Everyone is welcome.