An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Colorado, Diocese of

The state of Colorado was part of the Missionary District of the Northwest from Oct. 19, 1859, until Oct. 21, 1865, when the House of Bishops established the Missionary District of Colorado and Parts Adjacent with jurisdiction in Colorado, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. On Oct. 4, 1866, the House of Bishops changed the Missionary District of Colorado and Parts Adjacent to include Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming. Montana and Idaho were detached from Colorado. On Oct. 30, 1874, it was changed by the House of Bishops to the Missionary District of Colorado with jurisdiction in Wyoming. New Mexico was detached from Colorado. The Missionary District of Colorado was established by the House of Bishops on Oct. 15, 1883, when Wyoming was made a separate missionary district. The primary council of the Diocese of Colorado was held at St. John's Cathedral, Denver, June 9-10, 1887. On June 28, 1880, St. John's Church, Denver, was set apart as St. John's Cathedral, and the building was consecrated on June 11, 1925.

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