Episcopal Church Dioceses and Evangelical Lutheran Synods
Prepared by Richard Mammana for the Episcopal Church Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations, May 2017; updated March 2022, July 2022.
The Episcopal Church consists of nine provinces, subdivided into 118 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 and the Bahamas. 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 2022 for dioceses of the Episcopal Church and ELCA synods. The chart is intended to facilitate contact and communication between and among Episcopalians and Evangelical Lutherans in their full communion relationship.