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Province 3 (III) is one of nine ecclesiastical provinces making up the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. It comprises thirteen dioceses in the Middle Atlantic States of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as Washington.

Dioceses of Province III[]

  • Diocese of Bethlehem
  • Diocese of Central Pennsylvania
  • Diocese of Delaware
  • Diocese of Easton
  • Diocese of Maryland
  • Diocese of Northwestern Pennsylvania
  • Diocese of Pennsylvania
  • Diocese of Pittsburgh
  • Diocese of Southern Virginia
  • Diocese of Southwestern Virginia
  • Diocese of Virginia
  • Diocese of Washington
  • Diocese of West Virginia

The current provincial president is Bishop Robert Ihloff of the Diocese of Maryland.

In November 2006, the Diocese of Pittsburgh voted to withdraw from Province III. The canons of the Episcopal Church do not provide for the withdrawal of a diocese from a province, and it is not clear what effect this vote has.

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