A Vibrant and Diverse
A diocese is a geographical region of The Episcopal Church that links churches and ministries under a bishop's oversight. The Diocese of Atlanta covers the cities, towns and communities in Middle and North Georgia, including metro Atlanta but reaching from south of Macon to the Alabama line and north and east to the borders of Tennessee and South Carolina.
There are some 56,000 members in nearly 25,000 households and 110 welcoming and worshiping communities in this diocese.
We are the ninth largest of 110 dioceses in The Episcopal Church, which was founded in 1789.
We are a Christian community blessed with vibrance, variety and vitality. Our diocesan bishop is the Right Rev. Robert C. Wright, who was elected by the diocese in June 2012 and then ordained and consecrated Oct. 13, 2012. The Right Rev. Keith B. Whitmore has served as assistant bishop since April 2008, and the Right Rev. Don A. Wimberly is an assisting bishop. The Offices of the Bishop are at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta.
We have more than 200 clergy who are under Bishop Wright's oversight, and nearly as many who come from other dioceses, plus an abundant supply of lay ministers.
The Diocese of Atlanta was created in 1907 and carved from the Diocese of Georgia. The oldest church in the diocese is Christ Church in Macon, which was organized in 1825. The newest are Christ the King, Lilburn, and St. Benedict's, Smyrna, organized in 2005 and 2006.
As part of The Episcopal Church, the Diocese of Atlanta is connected to the worldwide Anglican Communion of 70 million people in 38 provinces. We engage in special companion relationships with several dioceses in Africa and South America.
The Diocese of Atlanta actively supports the ministry of The Episcopal Church and its presiding bishop, The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry.
DIOCESE of ATLANTA | The Episcopal Church in Middle and North Georgia
2744 Peachtree Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30305
Phone: 404-601-5320 | Fax: 404-601-5330 | Toll-free: 800-537-6743