Place:Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe, Canterbury, England


NameDiocese of Gibraltar in Europe
Alt namesDiocese in Europesource: Wikipedia
Located inCanterbury, England

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The Diocese in Europe (formally the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe) is geographically the largest diocese of the Church of England and arguably the largest diocese in the Anglican Communion, covering some one-sixth of the Earth's landmass, including Morocco, Europe (excluding the British Isles but including Iceland), Turkey and the territory of the former Soviet Union.

The cathedral is the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Gibraltar and it is headed by the Bishop in Europe, who is assisted by the Suffragan Bishop in Europe. Bishop Rob Innes, was commissioned and consecrated on 20 July 2014. The current suffragan bishop is David Hamid, who was consecrated bishop on 17 October 2002. The pro-cathedrals are St Paul's Cathedral, Valletta, Malta, and Pro-Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Brussels, Belgium.

The diocese is attached to the Province of Canterbury. The Diocese of Gibraltar was created on 29 September 1842 and at that time covered all Anglican chaplaincies from Portugal to the Caspian Sea. On 30 June 1980, the diocese was amalgamated with the Jurisdiction of North and Central Europe (exercised by the Bishop of London through the Suffragan Bishop of Fulham) and renamed the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe (it has since become commonly known as the Diocese in Europe.) It is divided into seven archdeaconries.

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