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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. ​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.

​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 the National Episcopal Historians and Archivists.
  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. 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. Canon Robert G. Carroon,
    Hartford, CT
  • The Rev. Canon Nancy R. Holland
    San Diego, CA
  • Prof. Frederick V. Mills, Sr.
    La Grange, GA
  • Mr. Matthew P. Payne
    Appleton, WI
  • The Rev. Robert G. Trache
    Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sustaining Members ($100-$250)

  • The Rev. Lawrence N. Crumb, Eugene, OR
  • Dr. Mary S. Donovan, Highlands Ranch, CO
  • The Rev. Paul Evans, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Dr. G. Jack Gravlee, Estes Park, CO
  • Wade P. Hinkle, Annandale, VA
  • Mr. Jay L. Hoffman, San Francisco, CA
  • Prof. Daniel W. Howe, Sherman Oaks, CA
  • Ms. Edna Johnston, Richmond, VA
  • Prof. Norman L. Jones, Nibley, UT
  • The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Lee, Jr., Merion Station, PA
  • The Rev. Stephen A. Little, Santa Rosa, CA
  • Mr. Richard J. Mammana, New Haven, CT
  • Dr. Thomas A. Mason, Indianapolis, IN
  • The Rev. Dr. Thomas P. Mulvey, Jr., Hingham, MA
  • Dr. Elizabeth A. Potter, Sheboygan Falls, WI
  • Mrs. Julia E. Randle, Arlington, VA
  • The Very Rev. Robert D. Schenkel, Jr., Bethlehem, PA

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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