Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

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Diocese of Upper South Carolina
Diocese of Upper South Carolina seal.jpg
Location
CountryUnited States
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince IV
Statistics
Congregations59
Members22,761 (2019)
Information
DenominationEpiscopal Church
EstablishedOctober 10, 1922
CathedralTrinity Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopW. Andrew Waldo
Map
Location of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina
Location of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina
Website
edusc.org

The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina (EDUSC) is a diocese in The Episcopal Church.

Originally part of the Diocese of South Carolina, it became independent on October 10–11, 1922 following nearly two years of planning.[1] The see city is Columbia. Its cathedral is Trinity Cathedral. The diocese comprises 62 congregations in the Upstate (northwestern) and Midlands regions of the U.S. state of South Carolina.[2] There are five convocations in the diocese: Midlands (Columbia area), Catawba (Rock Hill area), Foothills (Greenville area), Gravatt (Aiken area), and Piedmont (Spartanburg areas).[3]

Andrew Waldo is the 8th Bishop of Upper South Carolina. His episcopal ordination took place on May 22, 2010, at Christ Church Episcopal, the "Parish in the heart of the city," in Greenville, SC.[4]

Among the Diocese's many institutions, the Bishop Gravatt Center began service in 1949 as a retreat and summer camp site. Now a non-profit corporation with its own Board of Trustees, the Center remains a vital part of the Diocese through its summer camp Christian formation program and numerous diocesan and parish activities such as Happening, Cursillo, youth retreats, vestry retreats, parish family weekends, etc.[5]

  1. ^ Clarke, Philip G. (1972). A Brief History of the Diocese of Upper South Carolina: Fiftieth Anniversary Year, 1922-1972.
  2. ^ "Diocese of Upper South Carolina". The Episcopal Church. Archived from the original on 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
  3. ^ "Diocesan Structure" (PDF). Diocese of Upper South Carolina. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-05-10.
  4. ^ Episcopal Life Online Archived 2010-06-13 at the Wayback Machine item, May 24, 2010
  5. ^ Diocesan Profile, Search for the Eighth Bishop of Upper South Carolina, 2008, p.16.

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