Province 1 consists of the seven New England dioceses of the Episcopal Church:

The Diocese of Connecticut

We are home to about 60,000 people in 157 parishes.Together, we are a community devoted to participating in and understanding our roles within God’s mission. Wherever you are on your faith journey, we invite you to learn more about us, to worship with us, and to join us!

The Diocese of Maine

We are more than 10,000 people in 58 churches and ministries across Maine. We seek to build and support strong communities of faith for God’s mission. We strive to be good stewards of the natural beauty where we live and work. We are called to welcome and serve all people in our midst.

The Diocese of Massachusetts

The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts welcomes you. We are 180 congregations in eastern Massachusetts, Cape Cod and the islands. We seek to be Christ’s presence in the world as we answer God’s urgent call together. Join us!

The Diocese of New Hampshire

We are comprised of 46 parishes from Colebrook to Nashua, Claremont to Portsmouth. We are discovering God’s mission in the world and listening to what God calls us to challenge and confront anew. We do this work in churches, communities, forests, on mountaintops and on the sea.

The Diocese of Rhode Island

The Episcopal Diocese of Rhode Island is a gathering of the 52 Episcopal Churches in our state, served by Bishop Knisely and his staff. We are a colonial Diocese, and our history traces back from Pastor Blackstone’s preaching beneath the “Catholic Oak” in Lonsdale through the American Revolution and to the present day.

The Diocese of Western Massachusetts

We are blessed to follow Jesus’ mission of mercy, compassion and hope in this beautiful part of God’s world.

The Diocese of Vermont

The Diocese of Vermont includes 46 congregations and more than 5,000 Episcopalians across the Green Mountain state. Led by Bishop Shannon MacVean-Brown, we draw our inspiration from the story of the apostle Peter, who stepped out of his boat and followed Jesus into the midst of a storm. Together we are putting our trust in God and finding new ways to serve, worship, and care for creation. Join us.

Provincial Leadership


President: Bishop Doug Fisher (WMA)

Vice President: Olive Swinski (RI)

Treasurer: Rita MacAuslan (NH)

Executive Committee at-large: Maggie Sweeney (WMA), Betsy Ridge (MA), Denise Noble (VT)

Executive Council Clergy Representative: Aaron Perkins

Executive Council Lay Representative: Betsy Ridge

Provincial Coordinator: Will Harron

Contact our Provincial Coordinator at