What is diocese?

  • (noun): The territorial jurisdiction of a bishop.
    Synonyms: bishopric


A diocese is the district or see under the supervision of a bishop. It is divided into parishes.

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Oliver Allison
1936-38 Youth Secretary to Winchester Diocese 1938 Accepted by Church Missionary Society (CMS) and left for Anglo Egyptian Sudan ... with the Sudan by becoming a Missionary in Juba followed by a stint as Assistant Bishop of the diocese ... be the assistant Bishop to Rt Rev Morris Gelsthorpe who was the first Bishop of the new diocese of Sudan, no longer linked with Egypt, but still under the Archbishopric of Jerusalem ...
Diocese - History
... the increasingly subdivided provinces were administratively associated in a larger unit, the diocese (Latin dioecesis, from the Greek term διοίκησις, meaning "administration") ... In modern times, many diocese, though later subdivided, have preserved the boundaries of a long-vanished Roman administrative division ... long been an academic commonplace in France that the medieval dioceses, and their constituent pagi, were the direct territorial successors of the Roman ...
Bishop Of Truro - History
... The Diocese of Truro was established by Act of Parliament in 1876 under Queen Victoria ... It was created by the division of the Diocese of Exeter in 1876 approximately along the Devon-Cornwall border (a few parishes of Devon west of the Tamar ... Truro is assisted by the suffragan Bishop of St Germans in overseeing the diocese ...
Roman Catholic Dioceses In India - Latin Ecclesiastical Provinces - Province of Patna
... Archdiocese of Patna Diocese of Bettiah Diocese of Bhagalpur Diocese of Buxar Diocese of Muzaffarpur Diocese of Purnea Metropolitan Archbishop William D'Souza, SJ ...
Diocese Of Skara
... The Diocese of Skara is a diocese of the Church of Sweden (the Lutheran, former state church of Sweden), with its seat at Skara in Västergötland (Ska ... Before the Protestant reformation it was a diocese of the Roman Catholic church, and it is the oldest existing diocese in Sweden ...