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of the Episcopal Church

Historical Society of the Episcopal Church (HSEC). Dedicated to the preservation and propagation of information about Episcopal and Anglican Church history.

Founded in 1910, the Historical Society focuses on keeping the history of the Episcopal Church in the Anglican tradition and sharing that history with others. HSEC involves members in fulfilling its three objectives of promoting preservation, publishing and cooperating. HSEC members are laity and clergy, scholars and students, researchers and teachers, archivists and historians, professionals and church history enthusiasts. Anyone with interest in the objectives of HSEC 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
African American Episcopal Historical Collection Display
General Convention Booth 2015
Tri-History Conference 2013
HSEC Annual Banquet 2016

HSEC 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 HSEC Members!

Members are crucial to fulfilling the Historical Society's objectives and their dues support grants for research and programs, providing for administrative overhead, publishing and conferences. HSEC is thankful for those members who are able and willing to provide contributions beyond a regular membership.

Benefactors  ($500 or more)

  • Mr. Herschel "Vince" Anderson, Tempe, AZ
  • 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. John A. Runkle, RA, Sewanee, TN
  • The Rev. Dr. Gardiner "Tuck" H. Shattuck, Jr., Warwick, RI

Patrons ($250-$500)

  • The Rev. Dr. J. Barrington Bates, Harbor Springs, MI

  • The Rev. Cn. Robert G. Carroon, PhD, Hartford, CT
  • Mr. John H. Churchman, Arlington, VA
  • Dr. Mary S. Donovan, Highlands Ranch, CO
  • The Rev. Christopher P.J. Golding, Pukalani, HI
  • Susan Hahn, Alexandria, VA
  • The Rt. Rev. Edward L. Lee, Jr., Haverford, PA

    • The Rev. Stephen A. Little, Santa Rosa, CA
    • Prof. Frederick V. Mills, Sr., La Grange, GA
    • The Rev. Dr. Thomas P. Mulvey, Jr., Scituate, MA
    • The Rev. Borden W. Painter, Jr., Bloomfield, CT
    • Mrs. Julia E. Randle, Arlington, VA
    • The Rev. Dr. Bindy W. Snyder, Athens, GA
    • Dr. William A Weber, Long Beach, CA
    • The Rev. Dr. Brian K. Wilbert, Cleveland, OH

    Sustaining Members ($100-$250)

    • The Rev. Stephen Batten, Washington, NC
    • PK Benoit, Temple, TX
    • President Jeffrey K. Butcher, Louisville, KY
    • The Rev. Lawrence N. Crumb, Eugene, OR
    • Dr. Timothy W. Curran, Huntington, WV
    • Gregory DePardo, Cranston, RI
    • The Rev. Robertson C. Donehue, Charleston, SC
    • The Rev. Paul Evans, Saratoga Springs, NY
    • Charles Everett, Easton, PA
    • Mr. Charles L. Farrar, S.Th. (Cantuar), South Hill, VA
    • Julie C. Groce, Macon, GA
    • John T. Harwood, State College, PA
    • Mr. Jay L. Hoffman, San Francisco, CA
    • Cn. William F. Honaman DHL, Lititz, PA
    • Prof. Daniel W. Howe, Sherman Oaks, CA
    • The Rev. Canon Betsy Smith Ivey, Norristown, PA
    • Ms. Edna Johnston, Richmond, VA
    • Prof. Norman L. Jones, Nibley, UT
    • The Rev. Dr. John L. Kater, Jr., Winchester, VA


    • Mary E. Kostel, Alexandria, VA
    • Mr. Michael Krasulski, Philadelphia, PA
    • Mr. Tyler Kristopeit, Mequon, WI
    • Cn. Margaret S. Larom, Mount Sinai, NY
    • Dr. Thomas A. Mason, Indianapolis, IN
    • Dr. Hannah Matis, Alexandria, VA
    • Mr. Paul W. McKee, Washington, DC
    • Mr. J. Gage McKinney, Grass Valley, CA
    • The Rev. Dr. Nancy E. Meck, Midlothian, VA
    • Prof. Willis H.A. Moore, Honolulu, HI
    • The Rev. Jonathan D. Musser, Gaithersburg, MD
    • The Rev. Dr. Scott A. Oxford, Boone, NC
    • Mr. Robert Panfil, Arlington, VA
    • The Rev. Dr. Jason Poling, Reisterstown, MD
    • Dr. Elizabeth A. Potter, Sheboygan Falls, WI
    • Mr. Samuel J. Richards, Bentleyville, PA
    • Hart T. Roussel, Fullerton, CA
    • Byron Rushing, Boston, MA
    • The Rev. Dr. William Sachs, Richmond, VA


    • The Rt. Rev. Dr. C. Scanlan, Mechanicsburg, PA
    • The Very Rev. Robert D. Schenkel, Jr., Bethlehem, PA
    • Mr. David M. Simmons, Fairfax, VA
    • Miss Lorraine Marie Simonis, Haverford, PA
    • Brooks Smith, Nashville, TN
    • Society of St. Paul, San Diego, CA
    • The Very Rev. William S. Stafford, Ph.D., D.D, San Jose, CA
    • Ms. Pamela J. Stevens, Berkeley, CA
    • The Rev. Cn. Dr. Gregory S. Straub, Ft Lauderdale, FL
    • The Rev. William B. Taylor, Jr., Carrollton, VA
    • Dr. J. Michael Utzinger, Hampden-Sydney, VA
    • Janet R. Vanderwaart, Stamford, CT
    • James G. Vaughter, Washington, DC
    • Mr. Stevenson T. Walker, Kinsale, VA
    • 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.
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