Episcopal Church Dioceses and Presbyterian Synods

Prepared by Richard Mammana for the Episcopal Church Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, May 2017.

The Episcopal Church consists of nine provinces, subdivided into 119 dioceses in 16 countries. Ninety-nine of the dioceses are domestic. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is organized as 16 synods and 172 presbyteries in the United States. The two churches have been engaged in formal dialogue since the first half of the twentieth century.

The geographical boundaries of these provinces, dioceses, and synods do not overlap precisely, but this chart provides information about approximate equivalents in 2017 for dioceses of the Episcopal Church and Presbyterian synods.




Episcopal Province Episcopal Diocese PC (U.S.A.) Synod
1 Connecticut Synod of the Northeast
1 Maine Synod of the Northeast
1 New Hampshire Synod of the Northeast
1 Rhode Island Synod of the Northeast
1 Vermont Synod of the Northeast
1 Western Massachusetts Synod of the Northeast
2 Albany Synod of the Northeast
2 Central New York Synod of the Northeast
2 Long Island Synod of the Northeast
2 New Jersey Synod of the Northeast
2 New York Synod of the Northeast
2 Newark Synod of the Northeast
2 Rochester Synod of the Northeast
2 Western New York Synod of the Northeast
3 Bethlehem Synod of the Trinity
3 Delaware Synod of Mid-Atlantic
3 Central Pennsylvania Synod of the Trinity
3 Easton Synod of Mid-Atlantic
3 Maryland Synod of Mid-Atlantic
3 Northwestern Pennsylvania Synod of the Trinity
3 Pennsylvania Synod of the Trinity
3 Pittsburgh Synod of the Trinity
3 Southwestern Virginia Synod of Mid-Atlantic
3 Southern Virginia Synod of Mid-Atlantic
3 Virginia Synod of Mid-Atlantic
3 Washington Synod of Mid-Atlantic
3 West Virginia Synod of the Trinity
4 Alabama Synod of Living Waters
4 Atlanta Synod of the South Atlantic
4 Central Florida Synod of the South Atlantic
4 Central Gulf Coast Synod of the South Atlantic
4 East Carolina Synod of Mid-Atlantic
4 East Tennessee Synod of Living Waters
4 Florida Synod of the South Atlantic
4 Georgia Synod of the South Atlantic
4 Kentucky Synod of Living Waters
4 Lexington Synod of Living Waters
4 Louisiana Synod of the Sun
4 Mississippi Synod of Living Waters
4 North Carolina Synod of Mid-Atlantic
4 South Carolina Synod of the South Atlantic
4 Southeast Florida Synod of the South Atlantic
4 Southwest Florida Synod of the South Atlantic
4 Tennessee Synod of Living Waters
4 Upper South Carolina Synod of the South Atlantic
4 West Tennessee Synod of Living Waters
4 Western North Carolina Synod of Mid-Atlantic
5 Chicago Synod of Lincoln Trails
5 Eastern Michigan Synod of the Covenant
5 Eau Claire Synod of Lakes and Prairies
5 Fond du Lac Synod of Lakes and Prairies
5 Indianapolis Synod of Lincoln Trails
5 Michigan Synod of the Covenant
5 Milwaukee Synod of Lakes and Prairies
5 Missouri Synod of Mid-America
5 Northern Indiana Synod of Lincoln Trails
5 Northern Michigan Synod of the Covenant
5 Ohio Synod of the Covenant
5 Southern Ohio Synod of the Covenant
5 Springfield Synod of Lincoln Trails
5 Western Michigan Synod of the Covenant
6 Colorado Synod of the Rocky Mountains
6 Iowa Synod of Lakes and Prairies
6 Minnesota Synod of Lakes and Prairies
6 Montana Synod of the Rocky Mountains
6 Nebraska Synod of Lakes and Prairies
6 North Dakota Synod of Lakes and Prairies
6 South Dakota Synod of Lakes and Prairies
6 Wyoming Synod of the Rocky Mountains
7 Arkansas Synod of the Sun
7 Dallas Synod of the Sun
7 Fort Worth Synod of the Sun
7 Kansas Synod of Mid-America
7 Northwest Texas Synod of the Sun
7 Oklahoma Synod of the Sun
7 Rio Grande Synod of the Southwest
7 Texas Synod of the Sun
7 West Missouri Synod of Mid-America
7 West Texas Synod of the Sun
7 Western Kansas Synod of Mid-America
7 Western Louisiana Synod of the Sun
8 Alaska Synod of Alaska/Northwest
8 Arizona Synod of the Southwest
8 California Synod of the Pacific
8 Eastern Oregon Synod of the Pacific
8 El Camino Real Synod of the Pacific
8 Hawai'i Synod of Southern California and Hawaii
8 Idaho Synod of the Pacific
8 Los Angeles Synod of the Pacific
8 Navajoland Synod of the Southwest
8 Nevada Synod of the Pacific
8 Northern California Synod of the Pacific
8 Olympia Synod of Alaska/Northwest
8 Oregon Synod of the Pacific
8 San Diego Synod of Southern California and Hawaii
8 San Joaquin Synod of the Pacific
8 Spokane Synod of the Pacific
8 Utah Synod of the Rocky Mountains

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