Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe

The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe (formerly the Convocation of American Churches in Europe[1]) is a jurisdiction of the United States-based Episcopal Church created in 1859 by an action of its general convention. The convocation includes all Episcopal congregations in continental Europe. Along with dioceses in New York, New Jersey, Haiti, Cuba, and the Virgin Islands it belongs to Province II of the Episcopal Church.

The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church has jurisdiction over the convocation but oversight is delegated to a bishop in charge. On April 6, 2019, Mark Edington succeeded the Right Reverend Pierre W. Whalon as bishop in charge, in a consecration and installation ceremony presided over by the presiding bishop, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, at the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris.[citation needed]

The convocation currently has an institutional presence in seven European countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and Georgia.


There are nine parishes and numerous missions,[2] with a total of 2,543 baptized members (2018).[3] The parishes are located in Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, and Switzerland.






Missions and other institutions[edit]

There are also groups known as "missionary congregations" that are not yet full parishes[4] as well as other institutions connected to the convocation. These are located in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, and Georgia.




  • Grace Anglican Episcopal Church in the Hérault, Montpellier



  • Congregacion Latinoamericana - Iglesia San Pablo Dentro de los Muros de Roma - Spanish language ministry in Rome
  • Church of the Resurrection, Orvieto - Italian and English ministry
  • Italian Language Ministry
    • Gesú Buon Pastore, Milan - Mission
  • Joel Nafuma Refugee Center, Rome
  • Santa Maria a Ferrano - retreat center near Florence



Various people have held the title of bishop-in-charge of the convocation before the current bishop, Mark David Wheeler Edington. His immediate predecessor was Pierre Whalon.

Mark D .W. Edington of the Diocese of Massachusetts was elected Bishop in Charge of the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe in October 2018. Presiding Bishop Michael Curry ordained and consecrated him on April 6, 2019, at the American Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Convocation of American Churches in Europe". Episcopal Church. May 22, 2012.
  2. ^ Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, Parishes and missions Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
  3. ^ Baptized Members by Province and Diocese 2000-2010 'Churches in Europe, 2010: 3,857' Archived 2012-05-19 at the Wayback Machine accessed 17 October 2018
  4. ^ "Parishes and Missions". Archived from the original on August 28, 2008.
  5. ^ "Declaration of Unity, Witness and Mission". Church Times. No. AAMBIT 3. 1 July 1988. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 22 July 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  6. ^ "Retired Oregon Bishop Dies". The Living Church. Vol. 212, no. 12. March 24, 1996. p. 7 – via Archives of the Episcopal Church.
  7. ^ "The Rt Rev Mark D.W. Edington". The Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe. Archived from the original on 2020-10-29. Retrieved 2018-12-11.

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