Episcopal Church Dioceses and Evangelical Lutheran Synods

Prepared by Richard Mammana for the Episcopal Church Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, May 2017.

The Episcopal Church consists of nine provinces, subdivided into 119 dioceses in 16 countries. Ninety-nine of the dioceses are domestic. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America consists of nine regions and 65 synods in the United States. The two churches have been in full communion since 1999.

The geographical boundaries of these provinces, dioceses, jurisdictions, and episcopal areas do not overlap precisely, but this chart provides information about approximate equivalents in 2017 for dioceses of the Episcopal Church and ELCA synods.





Episcopal Province Episcopal Diocese ELCA Region ELCA Synod
1 Connecticut 7 New England
1 Maine 7 New England
1 New Hampshire 7 New England
1 Rhode Island 7 New England
1 Vermont 7 New England
1 Western Massachusetts 7 New England
2 Albany 7 Upstate New York
2 Central New York 7 Upstate New York
2 Long Island 7 Metropolitan New York
2 New Jersey 7 New Jersey
2 New York 7 Metropolitan New York
2 Newark 7 New Jersey
2 Rochester 7 Upstate New York
2 Western New York 7 Upstate New York
3 Bethlehem 7 Northeastern Pennsylvania
3 Delaware 8 Delaware-Maryland
3 Central Pennsylvania 8 Allegheny, Northwestern Pennsylvania, Upper Susquehanna
3 Easton 8 Delaware-Maryland
3 Maryland 8 Delaware-Maryland
3 Northwestern Pennsylvania 8 Northwestern Pennsylvania
3 Pennsylvania 7 Southeastern Pennsylvania, Lower Susquehanna
3 Pittsburgh 8 Southwestern Pennsylvania
3 Southwestern Virginia 9 Virginia
3 Southern Virginia 9 Virginia
3 Virginia 9 Virginia
3 Washington   Metropolitan Washington, D.C.
3 West Virginia 8 West Virginia-Western Maryland
4 Alabama 9 Southeastern
4 Atlanta 9 Southeastern
4 Central Florida 9 Florida-Bahamas
4 Central Gulf Coast 9 Florida-Bahamas
4 East Carolina 9 North Carolina
4 East Tennessee 9 Southeastern
4 Florida 9 Florida-Bahamas
4 Georgia 9 Southeastern
4 Kentucky 6 Indiana-Kentucky
4 Lexington 6 Indiana-Kentucky
4 Louisiana 9 Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast
4 Mississippi 9 Southeastern
4 North Carolina 9 North Carolina
4 South Carolina 9 South Carolina
4 Southeast Florida 9 Florida-Bahamas
4 Southwest Florida 9 Florida-Bahamas
4 Tennessee 9 Southeastern
4 Upper South Carolina 9 South Carolina
4 West Tennessee 9 Southeastern
4 Western North Carolina 9 North Carolina
5 Chicago 5 Metropolitan Chicago, Northern Illinois
5 Eastern Michigan 5 North/West Lower Michigan
5 Eau Claire 5 Northwest Wisconsin, La Crosse Area
5 Fond du Lac 5 Northern Great Lakes
5 Indianapolis 6 Indiana-Kentucky
5 Michigan 6 Southeast Michigan
5 Milwaukee 5 Greater Milwaukee, East Central Synod of Wisconsin
5 Missouri 4 Central States
5 Northern Indiana 6 Indiana-Kentucky
5 Northern Michigan 5 Northern Great Lakes
5 Ohio 6 Northeastern Ohio, Northwestern Ohio
5 Southern Ohio 6 Southern Ohio
5 Springfield 5 Central/Southern Illinois
5 Western Michigan 6 North/West Lower Michigan
6 Colorado 2 Rocky Mountain
6 Iowa 5 Northeastern Iowa, Southeastern Iowa, Western Iowa
6 Minnesota 3 Minneapolis, St. Paul, Northeastern Minnesota, Northwestern Minnesota, Southeastern Minnesota, Southwestern Minnesota,
6 Montana 1 Montana
6 Nebraska 3 Nebraska
6 North Dakota 3 Eastern North Dakota, Western North Dakota
6 South Dakota 3 South Dakota
6 Wyoming 2 Rocky Mountain
7 Arkansas 4 Arkansas-Oklahoma
7 Dallas 4 Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana
7 Fort Worth 4 Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana
7 Kansas 4 Central States
7 Northwest Texas 4 Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana
7 Oklahoma 4 Arkansas-Oklahoma
7 Rio Grande 2 Southwestern Texas
7 Texas 4 Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast
7 West Missouri 4 Central States
7 West Texas 4 Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana, Southwestern Texas
7 Western Kansas 4 Central States
7 Western Louisiana 4 Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast
8 Alaska 1 Alaska
8 Arizona 2 Grand Canyon
8 California 2 Sierra Pacific
8 Eastern Oregon 1 Oregon
8 El Camino Real 2 Sierra Pacific
8 Hawai'i 2 Pacifica
8 Idaho 1 Eastern Washington-Idaho
8 Los Angeles 2 Southwest California
8 Navajoland 2 Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain
8 Nevada 2 Grand Canyon, Sierra Pacific
8 Northern California 2 Sierra Pacific
8 Olympia 1 Southwestern Washington
8 Oregon 1 Oregon
8 San Diego 2 Pacifica
8 San Joaquin 2 Pacifica
8 Spokane 2 Eastern Washington-Idaho
8 Utah 2 Rocky Mountain