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About the Diocese of Southern Ohio

The Diocese of Southern Ohio is one of 111 dioceses in The Episcopal Church. The diocese is made up of 73 churches with more than 18,000 members in Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton, and in farm towns, county seats and suburban centers across the southern half the state.

The Diocese of Southern Ohio was created in 1875 when the Diocese of Ohio split into two dioceses, and Thomas A. Jagger became the first bishop of Southern Ohio. The Diocese of Southern Ohio has  jurisdiction of 40 counties in Southern Ohio.  The offices of the Bishop of Southern Ohio and the cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral, are both located in downtown Cincinnati.

We are part of a larger, global community. The Episcopal Church has its roots in the Church of England, a part of the Anglican Communion.

OUR VISION

A church focused outside our doors, loving and serving Jesus Christ in our beloved communities in relevant ways, both new and traditional

OUR MISSION

Christ is calling us into meaningful connections with each other that transcend all boundaries, and to act on those connections for the benefit of all. By these connections we are made whole.

Our Umbrella Theology
Becoming Beloved Community. Relationship | Justice | Dignity | Community: For and with all
Strategic Commitments

RELATIONSHIPS

Mission and Relationship with
All Community Members

DISCIPLESHIP

Foster Formation and
Discipleship

TRANSFORMATION

Missional Engagement for
Growth and Transformation

Supporting Programs and Missions

Creation Care
Evangelism

Telling the Truth | Proclaiming the Dream | Practicing the Way of Love | Repairing the Breach