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St.Mark's
Episcopal Church

St. Mark's and The Episcopal Church

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At the local level, St. Mark's is a parish in a diocese. St. Mark's existed prior to its association with the Episcopal Church in Connecticut in 1836. The governing legislative body of the parish is the Vestry working in conjunction with the clergy.

As a parish, St. Mark's is one of a group of parishes and missions in the North Central Region of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut.

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT, the diocese) covers the same geographic area as the State of Connecticut.

Its denominational legal status and powers are mentioned as the Protestant Episcopal Church in Chapter 598, Section 33-235, of the Connecticut General Statutes under "Religious Corporations and Societies", mentioned as a religious society in Part II of the Chapter (the first denomination mentioned in Part II). From a governance point of view, ECCT is a diocese itself that is considered the basic building block of the Episcopal Church.

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut is the diocese to which St. Mark's belongs. The governing legislative body of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut is the Diocesan Convention.

The Episcopal Church in Connecticut is in a geographic region entitled Province I, encompassing all the New England dioceses of the Episcopal Church.

Province I is one of the provinces in the Episcopal Church. The governing body of the Episcopal Church (Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society) is General Convention.

 

 

Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry

 

The Episcopal Church itself in turn is also known as a province within the world-wide Anglican Communion

 

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