Episcopal Diocese of Oregon

Diocese of Oregon

Dioecesis Oregonensis
CountryUnited States
TerritoryBenton, Clackamas, Clatsop, Columbia, Coos, Curry, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Tillamook, Washington, Yamhill
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince VIII
Congregations68 (2022)
Members12,137 (2022)
DenominationEpiscopal Church
EstablishedSeptember 11, 1889
CathedralTrinity Cathedral
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
Current leadership
BishopDiana Akiyama
Location of the Diocese of Oregon
Location of the Diocese of Oregon

The Episcopal Diocese of Oregon is a diocese of the Episcopal Church which consists of the western portion of the State of Oregon bordered by the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia River, the Cascade Range and the Oregon–California border. Major cities in the diocese are Portland, Salem, Eugene and Medford. The diocese is a part of Province VIII of the Episcopal Church.

The seat of the diocese is Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon.

Michael Joseph Hanley was elected tenth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon at the diocese's annual convention on November 30, 2009.[1] He was ordained to the episcopate and installed on April 10, 2010.[2]

Diana Akiyama was elected eleventh bishop of the diocese on August 28, 2020.[3][4] She was consecrated on January 30, 2021, at the Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Portland, Oregon.[5] She is the first Japanese-American woman to be ordained a bishop in The Episcopal Church.

Bishops of Oregon[edit]

Honorific & Name Dates
1st Thomas Fielding Scott 1854–1867
2nd Benjamin Wistar Morris 1868–1906
3rd Charles Scadding 1906–1914
4th Walter Taylor Sumner 1915–1935
5th Benjamin Dunlop Dagwell 1936–1958
6th James W. F. Carman 1958–1974 (Coadjutor Bishop, 1957–1958)
7th Matthew Paul Bigliardi 1974–1985
8th Robert Louis Ladehoff 1986–2003 (Coadjutor Bishop, 1985)
9th Johncy Itty 2003–2008
10th Michael Joseph Hanley 2010–2021
11th Diana Akiyama 2021–present

For more information on the bishops who have served the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, see the diocesan website https://diocese-oregon.org/about/history/

Suffragan and assisting bishops[edit]


  1. ^ Episcopal Life Online Archived 2010-04-12 at the Wayback Machine item, March 16, 2010
  2. ^ Episcopal Life Online Archived 2010-04-27 at the Wayback Machine item, April 12, 2010
  3. ^ "Rev. Dr. Diana Akiyama Elected 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon". Episcopal Diocese of Oregon. 2020-08-29. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  4. ^ "Oregon's new Episcopal bishop follows journey of faith to a historic first for church in U.S." Oregonlive.com. 2020-09-16. Retrieved 2021-01-31.
  5. ^ "Ordination and consecration of Diana D. Akiyama as a bishop in the church of God and the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese Oregon" (PDF). Episcopal Diocese of Oregon (in American English and Spanish). Retrieved 2021-01-31.

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