Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana


Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana

Diocese
name=Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana


province=Province V
bishop=Edward S. Little II
cathedral=Cathedral of St. James, South Bend
congregations=37
members= families
website=http://www.ednin.org/ednin/

The Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana, originally called the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan City, is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over the northern one-third of Indiana. It is in Province 5 and its cathedral, the Cathedral of St. James, is in South Bend, as are the diocesan offices. [Episcopal Church Annual, 2004, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 304-305]

Description

The Diocese of Northern Indiana has 37 parishes and missions in 31 counties of northern Indiana. Except for Tippecanoe County, all counties in the state straddling or lying north of 400 30' North latitude are in the diocese. Fort Wayne is the largest city in the diocese followed by South Bend, Gary, Hammond, and Elkhart. Cities in the diocese with more than one parish are Fort Wayne and South Bend with three each, and Elkhart, Gary and Michigan City with two each.

History

In October, 1888, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America approved splitting the Episcopal Diocese of Indiana into the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan City covering the northern one-third of the state and the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis covering the rest. John Hazen White, the Bishop of Indiana at the time elected to become bishop of Michigan City and was consecrated on April 25, 1899. A new bishop was elected for Indianapolis and he was consecrated September 21, 1899. [Lilly, Eli, "History of the Little Church on the Circle: Christ Church Parish, Indianapolis, 1837-1953" (1957) Indianapolis:Christ Episcopal Church, p.263]

Current bishop

The Rt. Rev. Edward S. Little II, is the seventh and current bishop of the diocese. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and a master's degree in divinity and an honorary doctorate from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois. [Episcopal Clerical Directory, 2005, revised edition, New York: Church Publishing, p. 547.]

Bishops

The bishops of Northern Indiana have been: [Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 304]
* 1. John Hazen White 1899-1925 (deceased) was previously 4th Bishop of Indiana
* 2. Campbell Gray 1925-1944 (deceased)
* 3. Reginald Mallett 1944-1963 (deceased)
* 4. Walter Conrad Klein 1962-1972 (deceased)
* 5. William C. R. Sheridan 1972-87 (deceased)
* 6. Francis Campbell Gray 1987-1998 elected coadjutor 1986, grandson of No. 2 and later Asst. Bishop of Virginia
* 7. Edward S. Little II 2000- present

t. James Memorial Chapel

The first four bishops of Northern Indiana are buried in the crypt of St. James Memorial Chapel on the grounds of Howe Military School in Howe, Indiana. The wives of the first three bishops are also buried there. [ [http://www.rootsweb.com/~inlagran/cemetery.html LaGrange County Cemetery Burial listing] ] Note: The fifth bishop, William C. R. Sheridan, who died September 24, 2005, at his home in Culver, Indiana, was buried in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth, Indiana. [ [http://www.rootsweb.com/~inmarsha/3/obits2005.pdf Marshall County, Indiana, obituaries] ]

ee also

* Succession of Bishops of the Episcopal Church in the United States

Bibliography

* Lilly, Eli, History of the Little Church on the Circle: Christ Church Parish, Indianapolis, 1837-1953 (Indianapolis:Christ Episcopal Church, 1957, while it is a parish history of what is now the cathedral of the Diocese of Indianapolis, contains some material on the early history of the Episcopal Church in Indiana and Jackson Kemper, Missionary Bishop of Indiana and Missouri. It also has information on the split of the state into two dioceses.

References

External links

* [http://www.ednin.org/ednin/ Episcopal Diocese of Northern Indiana website]
* [http://www.stjamessouthbend.org/ Cathedral of St. James, South Bend website]
* [http://www.rootsweb.com/~inlagran/cemetery.html LaGrange County Cemetery Burial Listing - St. James Chapel]


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