Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina

The Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina is a diocese covering an area of 24 counties in the eastern part of the state of South Carolina. The western portion of the state forms part of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina. The see city is Charleston, home to the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul and diocesan headquarters. In 2010, there were 29,196 baptized members attending 70 congregations served by 107 clergy.

As successor to the Church of England in South Carolina, the diocese was established in 1785. It joined the Episcopal Church in the United States of America in October 1790, making it one of the nine original dioceses of the Episcopal Church. On October 15, 2012, due to disputes over theology and authority within the larger church, the diocese's standing committee voted to withdraw the diocese from the Episcopal Church in an effort to become an autonomous Anglican diocese. The Episcopal Church has disputed these actions, stating that an Episcopal diocese cannot withdraw itself from the larger Episcopal Church.

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