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The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC) is an association of people and entities dedicated to the preservation and dissemination of information on the history of the Episcopal Church and its antecedents. Founded as the Church Historical Society in 1910 by a small group of clergy and laity, there was a determination to provide an organization and structure whose focus was on keeping the history of the church and sharing it with others. Over more than a century, the Historical Society has changed and adapted with the times and serving the church in a number of roles. In 2010, the Historical Society became a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, providing a broader opportunity to involve more people in its objectives.

HSEC members includes scholars, researchers, teachers and students, archivists, historians, professionals and enthusiasts of history. Anyone who has an interest in the objectives of the Society 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
‚ÄčThe 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. 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!

Our members are crucial to the Society's objectives by supporting grants for scholars and research, the expense of managing administrative overhead, publishing and conferences. The Historical Society of the Episcopal Church expresses thanksgiving for those members whose financial contributions go 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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