Episcopal Diocese of Central New York

Diocese of Central New York
Seal of the Episcopal Diocese of Central New York State, USA
CountryUnited States
TerritoryCounties of Broome, Cayuga, Chemung, Chenango, Cortland, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, Seneca, Tioga, and Tompkins, New York
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince 2
- Total
(as of 2021)
Parishes82 (2021)
DenominationEpiscopal Church
EstablishedNovember 10, 1868
CathedralSaint Paul's Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopDeDe Duncan-Probe
Location of the Diocese of Central New York
Location of the Diocese of Central New York
Website of the Diocese

The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America that comprises 14 counties in Central New York. It is one of ten dioceses, plus the Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, that make up Province 2 of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.

The diocesan bishop is DeDe Duncan-Probe, eleventh bishop of Central New York, and the diocese's first female bishop. Youth ministry includes C.A.R.E. which makes mission trips.

The diocese has also facilitated Mission of Miracles, an annual volunteer medical mission trip to the Diocese of El Salvador, with which the diocese has a long-standing companion relationship.[1]

As of 2013, the diocese had a membership of 12,307 down from 21,000 in 2003.[2]

List of bishops[edit]

Bishops of Central New York
From Until Incumbent Notes
1869 1904 Frederic Dan Huntington Died in office.
1904 1924 Charles Tyler Olmstead (died March 29, 1924, aged 82); previously coadjutor since 1902; died in office.
1924 1936 Charles Fiske (c. 1863–64, New Brunswick, New Jersey – January 8, 1942, Baltimore); previously coadjutor since 1915; retired.
1936 1942 Edward H. Coley Edward Huntington Coley (August 22, 1861, Westfield, Connecticut – June 6, 1949, Utica, New York); previously suffragan since 1924; retired.
1942 1960 Malcolm E. Peabody Malcolm Endicott Peabody (June 12, 1888, Danvers, Massachusetts – June 20, 1974); previously coadjutor since 1938; retired. Father of the Governor of Massachusetts Endicott Peabody.
1960 1969 Walter M. Higley Walter Maydole Higley (January 23, 1899, New York City – May 11, 1969); previously suffragan since 1948; died shortly after retirement.
1969 1983 Ned Cole previously coadjutor since 1963; retired.
1983 1992 O'Kelley Whitaker (born December 26, 1926, Durham, North Carolina); previously coadjutor since 1981; retired to Southern Virginia.
1992 2000 David B. Joslin David Bruce Joslin (born January 8, 1936); previously coadjutor since 1991; retired to New Jersey.
2000 2001 David Bowman, Assisting bishop David C. Bowman (born November 15, 1932); retired from Western New York; assisting bishop during interregnum; moved to Ohio.
2001 2016 Gladstone B. Adams III Gladstone Bailey "Skip" Adams III (born July 26, 1952); previously served at parishes in Maryland, New Hampshire, and Upstate New York; later served as provisional bishop in South Carolina and Michigan.
2016 present DeDe Duncan-Probe Previously served at parishes in Massachusetts, Virginia, etc.


  1. ^ "Mission of Miracles". The Episcopal Diocese of Central New York. 2019-02-21. Retrieved 2023-12-14.
  2. ^ "Episcopal Church membership statistics" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-08-03.

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