Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina

Commission on Convocations

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The Diocese of Upper South Carolina is divided into five geographical areas called convocations. Each convocation is made up of specific congregations, and each has a dean (clergy person) and a lay warden. The convocation deans are appointed annually by the bishop at the annual Diocesan Convention. The lay wardens are elected by each convocation.  A map of the diocese showing churches in Upper SC's five convocations is available. You may also read the by-laws of our convocations for more detailed information.


 Convocation Deans and Lay Wardens

Catawba
The Catawba Convocation consists of the eight Episcopal churches in the counties of York, Chester, and Lancaster and York Place Episcopal Home for Children.
2015 Dean, The Rev. Janice Chalaron, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  2015 Lay Warden, Mr. David Claytor, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gravatt
The Gravatt Convocation consists of the 14 Episcopal churches, Mead Hall School and the Bishop Gravatt Center. The Gravatt convocation spans Abbeville, Aiken, Edgefield, Greenwood, McCormick, and Saluda counties.
2015 Dean, The Rev. Doug Puckett, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  2015 Lay Warden, Mr. Scott Richardson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Midlands
The Midlands Convocation consists of 21 Episcopal churches, Heathwood Hall Episcopal School, The Still Hopes Retirement Community and the Chapel of the Holy Spirit at Still Hopes. The Midlands convocation includes Fairfield, Kershaw, Lexington, Newberry, and Richland counties.
2015 Dean, The Rev. Patricia Sexton, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  2015 Lay Warden, Ms. Tina Lockhart, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Piedmont
The Piedmont Convocation consists of the eight Episcopal churches in Cherokee, Spartanburg, and Union counties. Please refer to the above links for the latest updates from this convocation.
2015 Dean, The Rev. Louis Miller, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  2015 Lay Warden, Mr. Michael Darnell, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Foothills
The Foothills Convocation is made up of the 13 Episcopal churches in Anderson, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee and Pickens counties and Christ Church Episcopal School in Greenville.
2015 Dean, The Rev. Deacon Al Hipp, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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