Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio

Diocese of Southern Ohio

Diœcesis Ohioensis Meridionalis
CountryUnited States
TerritoryThe Ohio counties of Adams, Athens, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Darke, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Highland, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Licking, Madison, Meigs, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Preble, Ross, Scioto, Vinton, Warren, and Washington
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince V
Congregations71 (2022)
Members15,204 (2022)
DenominationEpiscopal Church
EstablishedJanuary 13, 1875
CathedralChrist Church Cathedral
LanguageEnglish, Spanish
Current leadership
BishopKristin Uffelman White
Auxiliary BishopsKenneth Lester Price Jr.
Nedi Rivera
Wendell N. Gibbs, Jr.
Location of the Diocese of Southern Ohio
Location of the Diocese of Southern Ohio

The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over 40 counties in southern Ohio. It is one of 15 dioceses that make up the Province of the Midwest (Province 5). The offices of the Bishop of Southern Ohio and the cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, are both located in downtown Cincinnati.


The Diocese of Southern Ohio was created from the Diocese of Ohio in 1875. The diocese's original cathedral, St. Paul Episcopal Cathedral, Cincinnati, was located in downtown Cincinnati but was demolished in 1937 due to structural problems. Thomas A. Jaggar became the first bishop in 1875. The see was vacant following the retirement of Thomas E. Breidenthal on November 29, 2020.

Bishop Wayne Smith of Missouri was elected as the Provisional Bishop on July 17, 2021.[1]

Bishop Kristen Uffelman White, the current bishop, became the first female bishop of the Diocese of Southern Ohio on February 17, 2024.

List of churches and religious communities[edit]

Cincinnati area parishes

  • All Saints Episcopal Church, Pleasant Ridge
  • Ascension & Holy Trinity, Wyoming
  • Calvary Church, Clifton, Cincinnati
  • Christ Church, Glendale
  • Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown, Cincinnati
  • Church of Our Saviour, Mount Auburn, Cincinnati
  • Church of The Advent, East Walnut Hills, Cincinnati
  • Church of The Ascension, Middletown
  • Church of The Good Samaritan, Amelia
  • Church of The Redeemer, Hyde Park, Cincinnati
  • Grace Episcopal Church, College Hill
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Kenwood
  • Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Oxford
  • Indian Hill Episcopal Church, Indian Hill (joint Presbyterian parish)
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Evanston, Cincinnati
  • St. Anne's Episcopal Church, West Chester
  • St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Montgomery
  • St. James Episcopal Church, Westwood, Cincinnati
  • St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Lebanon
  • St. Simon of Cyrene Episcopal Church, Lincoln Heights
  • St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Terrace Park
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Anderson Township
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Hamilton

Columbus area parishes

  • All Saints Episcopal Church, New Albany
  • Church of St Edward, Whitehall
  • St. Alban's Episcopal Church, Bexley
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Pickerington
  • St. James Episcopal Church, Clintonville
  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Franklinton
  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Lancaster
  • St. John's Episcopal Church, Worthington
  • St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Granville
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Upper Arlington
  • St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Westerville
  • St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Dublin
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Logan
  • St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Delaware
  • St. Philip's Episcopal Church, Columbus
  • St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Columbus
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Columbus
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, London
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Newark

Dayton area parishes

  • Christ Episcopal Church, Dayton
  • Christ Episcopal Church, Springfield
  • Christ Episcopal Church, Xenia
  • Church of Our Savior, Mechanicsburg
  • Church of The Epiphany, Urbana
  • St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, Fairborn
  • St. Francis Episcopal Church, Springboro
  • St. George's Episcopal Church, Dayton
  • St. James Episcopal Church, Piqua
  • St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Trotwood
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Dayton
  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Waynesville
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Dayton
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Greenville
  • Trinity Episcopal Church, Troy

Eastern area

Central area


List of bishops[edit]

The bishops of Southern Ohio have been:[2]

Diocesan bishops

  1. Thomas Augustus Jaggar, (1875–1904)
  2. Boyd Vincent, (1904–1929)
  3. Theodore I. Reese, (1929–1931)[3]
  4. Henry Wise Hobson, (1931–1959)
  5. Roger Blanchard, (1959–1970)
  6. John McGill Krumm, (1971–1980)
  7. William Black, (1980–1992)
  8. Herbert Thompson Jr., (1992–2005), deceased 2006
  9. Thomas E. Breidenthal, (2007–2020)
  10. Kristin Uffelman White, (2024-present)

Other bishops

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Standing Committee nominates Bishop Wayne Smith as Provisional Bishop Candidate". Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio. Archived from the original on July 7, 2021. Retrieved July 7, 2021.
  2. ^ Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 354
  3. ^ "Religion: Again, Bishop Jones", Time, November 11, 1929.

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