Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas

Diocese of Western Kansas

Diœcesis Kansensis Occidentalis
Christ Cathedral in Salina
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Western Kansas
Diocesan Seal
CountryUnited States
TerritoryThe Kansas counties of Barber, Barton, Cheyenne, Clark, Cloud, Comanche, Decatur, Edwards, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Harper, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jewell, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Lincoln, Logan, McPherson, Meade, Mitchell, Morton, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stanton, Stevens, St John, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince VII
Congregations24 (2021)
Members1,267 (2021)
DenominationUnited States
EstablishedOctober 15, 1971
CathedralChrist Cathedral, Salina
Current leadership
BishopMark Cowell
Location of the Diocese of Western Kansas
Location of the Diocese of Western Kansas

The Episcopal Diocese of Western Kansas, created in 1971, is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America with jurisdiction over western Kansas. It was formerly the Missionary District of Salina until 1960 and then the Missionary District of Western Kansas until 1971.[1] It is in Province 7. Its cathedral, Christ Episcopal Cathedral, is in Salina. The diocesan offices are located in Hutchinson.[2]

Current bishop[edit]

Bishop Mark Cowell was consecrated as the sixth diocesan bishop of Western Kansas on 1 December 2018.[3]

List of bishops of Western Kansas[edit]

The bishops of Western Kansas have been:[2]



  1. William Davidson, last missionary bishop (1966–1971), first diocesan bishop (1971–1980)
  2. John F. Ashby (1981–1995)
  3. Vernon E. Strickland (1995–2002)
  4. James M. Adams (2002–2010), resigned in January, 2010
  5. Michael Pierce Milliken (2011-2018)
  6. Mark Cowell (2018- )

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Western Kansas, Diocese of". Episcopal Church. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  2. ^ a b Episcopal Church Annual, 2006, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: Morehouse Publishing, p. 406-407
  3. ^ "Mark Cowell consecrated bishop of Diocese of Western Kansas". Retrieved 2018-12-04.

External links[edit]

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