Episcopal Diocese of Montana

Diocese of Montana

Diœcesis Montanensis
CountryUnited States
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince VI
HeadquartersHelena, Montana
Congregations32 (2022)
Members3,354 (2022)
DenominationEpiscopal Church
EstablishedJune 19, 1904
CathedralSt Peter's Cathedral, Helena
Current leadership
BishopMartha Elizabeth Stebbins
Location of the Diocese of Montana
Location of the Diocese of Montana

The Episcopal Diocese of Montana is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over the state of Montana. It was established in 1904 and has 42 congregations in 26 counties of the state. It is in Province 6 and its cathedral, St. Peter's Cathedral, is in Helena, as are the diocesan offices.[1]

Charles Franklin Brookhart, Jr., a previous bishop, holds a Master of Divinity degree from Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and a Doctor of Ministry degree from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.[2]

List of bishops[edit]

The bishops of Montana have been:[3]

  1. Daniel S. Tuttle, missionary bishop (1866–1880)
  2. Leigh R. Brewer, missionary bishop (1880–1904), first diocesan bishop (1904–1916)
    * William F. Faber, coadjutor (1914–1916)
  3. William F. Faber (1916–1934)
    * Herbert H. H. Fox, suffragan, 1920, coadjutor bishop, 1925 (VI Idaho, 1925–1926)
  4. Herbert H. H. Fox (1934–1939)
    * Henry Hean Daniels, coadjutor bishop (1939)
  5. Henry Hean Daniels (1939–1957)
    * Chandler W. Sterling, coadjutor bishop (1956)
  6. Chandler W. Sterling (1957–1968)
  7. Jackson Earle Gilliam (1968–1985)
  8. Charles Irving Jones III (1986–2001)
    * Charles L. Keyser, assisting bishop (2001–2003)
  9. C. Franklin Brookhart, Jr. (2003–2018)
  10. Martha Elizabeth Stebbins[4] (December 7, 2019-current)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Episcopal Church online directory". Archived from the original on 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2008-03-08.
  2. ^ Episcopal Clerical Directory, 2005, revised edition, New York: Church Publishing, p. 108
  3. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 273
  4. ^ "Meet the Bishop Elect - The Episcopal Diocese of Montana". Retrieved 2019-10-12.

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