Seal of the Historical Society of the Episcopal ChurchHistorical Society of the Episcopal Church

The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of information about Episcopal Church history, including its antecedents. Founded in 1910 as the Church Historical Society, a small group of clergy and laity determined to provide an organization whose focus was keeping the history of the church and sharing it with others.


For over a century, the Historical Society has adapted and served the church in many roles. The Historical Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) to provide broader opportunities to involve more people in its objectives.


Members includes scholars, researchers, teachers, students, archivists, historians, professionals and enthusiasts of church history. Anyone with an interest in the Society's objectives is invited to become a member.

HSEC Board Meeting 2018
HSEC Annual Banquet 2014
Tri-History Conference 2019
HSEC Board Meeting 2015
HSEC Board Meeting 2007
Manross Lecture 2018
Tri-History Conference 2013
African American Episcopal Historical Collection Display
HSEC Annual Banquet 2015
General Convention Booth 2015
Tri-History Conference 2013
Tri-History Conference 2013
HSEC Annual Banquet 2016

Objectives

  1. Promote the preservation of the particular heritage of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents.
  2. Publish a scholarly historical journal each quarter, Anglican and Episcopal History, to aid in this promotion and to be a vehicle for the publication of similar work being done throughout the Anglican Communion.
  3. Cooperate with other societies concerned with the history of the Episcopal Church and other churches of the Anglican Communion to encourage research, writing and education.

Thank You Members!

Members are crucial to the Historical Society's purpose. Their dues support grants for research and programs, managing administrative overhead, publishing and conferences. The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church is thankful for those members who are able to provide contributions which go beyond a regular membership.

Benefactors  ($500 or more)

  • Col. George DeFilippi, Arlington, VA
  • Dr. F. W. Gerbracht, Jr., Wantagh, NY
  • Mr. William H. Gleason, Wheat Ridge, CO
  • Mr. Matthew P. Payne, Appleton, WI
  • The Rev. Dr. Warren C. Platt, New York, NY
  • The Rev. Dr. Robert W. Prichard, Alexandria, VA
  • The Rev. Dr. Gardiner H. Shattuck, Jr., Warwick, RI

Patrons ($250-$500)

  • Mr. Herschel "Vince" Anderson, Tempe, AZ
  • The Rev. Cn. Robert G. Carroon, PhD, Hartford, CT
  • Dr. Mary S. Donovan, Highlands Ranch, CO
  • Susan Hahn, Alexandria, VA
  • Ms. Edna Johnston, Richmond, VA
  • The Rev. Stephen A. Little, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Prof. Frederick V. Mills, Sr., La Grange, GA
  • Dr. Andrew Nadell, San Francisco, CA
  • Mr. Ernest Petrey, Becahwood, OH
  • Mrs. Julia E. Randle, Arlington, VA
  • The Rev. John A. Runkle, RA, Sewanee, TN
  • The Rev. Dr. Brian K. Wilbert, Cleveland, OH

Sustaining Members ($100-$250)

  • Marilyn M. Abraham, Tucson, AZ
  • Christopher H. Achen, Princeton, NJ
  • Philip E. Blank, Jr., Chapel Hill, NC
  • The Rev. Lawrence N. Crumb, Eugene, OR
  • The Rev. Paul Evans, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Charles Everett, Easton, PA
  • Mr. Charles L. Farrar, S.Th. (Cantuar), South Hill, VA
  • Mr. Ben C. George, Chicago, IL
  • The Rev. Christopher P.J. Golding, Baton Rouge, LA
  • Mr. Jay L. Hoffman, San Francisco, CA
  • Prof. Daniel W. Howe, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Prof. Norman L. Jones, Nibley, UT
  • Mr. Wayne H. Kempton, New York, NY
  • The Rev. William Knutson, Ventura, CA
  • The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Lee, Jr., Merion Station, PA
  • Dr. Thomas A. Mason, Indianapolis, IN
  • Dr. Hannah Matis, Alexandria, VA


  • R.G McFadden, Burke, VA
  • Mr. J. Gage McKinney, Grass Valley, CA
  • The Rev. Borden W. Painter, Jr., West Hartford, CT
  • Mr. Robert Panfil, Arlington, VA
  • The Rev. Dr. Jason Poling, Reisterstown, MD
  • Dr. Elizabeth A. Potter, Sheboygan Falls, WI
  • Dr. Scott Rohrer, Arlington, VA
  • The Very Rev. Robert D. Schenkel, Jr., Bethlehem, PA
  • The Rev. Dr. Bindy W. Snyder, Memphis, TN
  • The Very Rev. William S. Stafford, Ph.D., D.D, San Jose, CA
  • The Rev. William B. Taylor, Jr., Carrollton, VA
  • Mr. Alfred C. Thullbery, Jr., Lake Wales, FL
  • The Rev. Diane Tomlinson, Rockford, IL
  • Janet R. Vanderwaart, Stamford, CT
  • Kevin Walters, Mamaroneck, NY
  • The Rev. Dr. Christopher L. Webber, San Francisco, CA

Historical Society of the Episcopal Church

Dedicated to preserving and disseminating information about the history of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents.
A 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization established for educational, charitable and religious purposes.
(920) 383-1910 | administration@hsec.us | PO Box 1301, Appleton, WI 54912-1301 | © 2020

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