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The Diocese of Vermont includes 42 congregations and more than 5,000 Episcopalians across the Green Mountain state. Led by Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown, we draw our inspiration from the story of the apostle Peter, who stepped out of his boat and followed Jesus into the midst of a storm. Together we are putting our trust in God and finding new ways to serve, worship, and care for creation. Join us.

Thanks to the work of many of our forebears and the continued effort of today’s Episcopalians, neither race, nor gender, nor sexual orientation can prevent an individual from participating fully in the life of the church or answering God’s call to ministry. In addition, the canons of the Episcopal Church today make the rite of marriage available to all people, regardless of gender. We remain committed to social justice worldwide and, as stewards of God’s creation, promote environmental responsibility and sustainability.

Bishops of the Episcopal Church in Vermont

The Rt. Rev. Shannon MacVean-Brown

Bishop XI (2019-present)

The Rt. Rev. Thomas C. Ely

Bishop X (2001-2019)

The Rt. Rev. Mary Adelia Rosamond McLeod

Bishop IX (1993-2001)

The Rt. Rev. Daniel Lee Swenson

Bishop VIII (1987-1993)

The Rt. Rev. Robert Shaw Kerr

Bishop VII (1974-1986)

The Rt. Rev. Harvey Dean Butterfield

Bishop VI (1961-1974)

The Rt. Rev. Vedder Van Dyke

Bishop V (1936-1960)

The Rt. Rev. Samuel Babcock Booth

Bishop IV (1929-1935)

The Rt. Rev. Arthur C. A. Hall

Bishop III (1894-1929)

The Rt. Rev. William Henry Augustus Bissel

Bishop II (1868-1893)

The Rt. Rev. John Henry Hopkins

Bishop I (1832-1868)

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