An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Arizona, Diocese of

On Oct. 19, 1859, the House of Bishops created the Missionary District of the Southwest, which included Arizona. On Oct. 21, 1865, it created the Missionary Bishopric of Nevada with jurisdiction in Arizona. The Missionary Bishopric of New Mexico and Arizona was created by the House of Bishops on Nov. 2, 1874. On Oct. 13, 1892, the House of Bishops formed the Missionary District of Arizona. It had the same bishops as New Mexico until 1911. On Mar. 5 in that same year, Trinity Church, Phoenix, became Trinity Pro-Cathedral. The primary Convention of the Diocese of Arizona was held at Grace Church, Tucson, Feb. 4-5, 1959. On Oct. 28, 1988, Trinity Pro-Cathedral, Phoenix, became Trinity Cathedral.

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