The Diocese of Southern Ohio is one of 111 dioceses in The Episcopal Church. The diocese is made up of 72 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.
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