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Episcopal Church


The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) is an association of persons and entities dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of information on the history of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents. ​Founded in 1910 as the Church Historical Society, its membership includes scholars, writers, teachers, lay and ordained ministers, and students. Anyone with interest in the objectives of the Society may become a member.

HSEC Board Meeting 2018
Tri-History Conference 2009
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
Tri-History Conference 2013
HSEC Annual Banquet 2016
​The Society fulfills its objectives a number of ways, but especially through publications of scholarly and general interest, grants to scholars for research and programs and  in providing networking opportunities. Anyone with an interest in the history of the Episcopal Church, and its antecedents, are invited to join the Society today.


  1. Promotion of the preservation of the particular heritage of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents in order that the Church may be served in its mission of proclaiming Christ crucified and risen, and in its servanthood in the world.
  2. Publication and distribution of a scholarly historical journal each quarter, called 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. In addition a regular newsletter, The Historiographer, is published with other Episcopal historical organizations.
  3. Cooperation with other societies concerned with the history of the Episcopal Church and the other churches of the Anglican Communion, in the encouragement of research, writing and education on all levels that keeps alive the Church's heritage in the service of God's Kingdom.

Thank You

Our members are crucial in carrying out the Society's objectives. In addition to supporting the expense of managing administrative overhead, memberships support grants for scholars, publications and conferences. The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church pays tribute to those members whose contributions have gone beyond the regular level of support.

Benefactors  ($500 or more)

  • Dr. F. W. Gerbracht, Jr. Wantagh, NY

  • William H. Gleason Wheat Ridge, CO
  • The Rev. Dr. Thomas P. Mulvey, Jr. Hingham, MA
  • 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
  • Mrs. Susan L. Stonesifer Silver Spring, MD

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
  • The Rev. Cn. Nancy R. Holland San Diego, CA
  • Ms. Edna Johnston Richmond, VA
  • The Rev. Stephen A. Little Santa Rosa, CA
  • Richard Mahfood Bay Harbor, FL
  • Prof. Frederick V. Mills, Sr. La Grange, GA
  • The Rev. Robert G. Trache Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • The Rev. Dr. Brian K. Wilbert Cleveland, OH

Sustaining Members ($100-$250)

  • Christopher H. Achen Princeton, NJ
  • The Rev. Lawrence N. Crumb Eugene, OR
  • Mr. George DeFilippi Arlington, VA
  • The Rev. Paul Evans Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Charles Everett Easton, PA
  • Mr. Charles L. Farrar, S.Th. (Cantuar) South Hill, VA
  • 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 Rt. Rev. Edward L. Lee, Jr. Merion Station, PA
  • Dr. Thomas A. Mason Indianapolis, IN

  • Dr. Hannah Matis Alexandria, VA
  • Mr. J. Gage McKinney Grass Valley, CA
  • Mr. Robert Panfil Arlington, VA
  • Dr. Elizabeth A. Potter Sheboygan Falls, WI
  • Percy Preston, Jr. New York, NY
  • The Rev. John A. Runkle, RA Sewanee, TN
  • 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
  • Janet R. Vanderwaart Stamford, CT
  • 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.

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