The Episcopal Diocese of Texas
Location of the Diocese of Texas
is one of the
dioceses of the Episcopal Church in the United States of
. The diocese consists
of all ECUSA
congregations in the southeastern quartile of Texas, including
the cities of Austin, Beaumont, Galveston, Houston (the
see city) and Waco.
Among the institutions of the diocese are St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital
in Houston and the Episcopal
Theological Seminary of the Southwest
diocese traces its foundation to Christ Church in Matagorda in 1838.
Together with Christ Church
(1839) and Trinity Church, Galveston (1841) it formed the Episcopal
Church of Texas, the Episcopal presence in the Republic of Texas
. It formally became a
diocese of ECUSA in 1849.
The current bishop
is the Right Reverend C.
Andrew Doyle. He succeeded the Rt. Rev. Don Wimberly as diocesan
bishop upon Wimberly's retirement on June 7, 2009. The Right
Reverend Rayford B. High Jr. and the Right Reverend Dena Harrison
serve as bishops suffragan
. Harrison is
the thirteenth woman consecrated to the episcopate in the Episcopal
Church and the first in a diocese in the South
became the cathedral
of the diocese in
- Ascension Episcopal School (Houston)
Thomas the Apostle Episcopal School (Nassau Bay)