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The Episcopal Church (TEC) is a member church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. It is based in the United States with additional dioceses elsewhere.

It is a mainline Christian denomination divided into nine provinces. The presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church is Michael Bruce Curry, the first African-American bishop to serve in that position.

In 2018 the Episcopal Church had 1,835,931 baptized members, of whom 1,676,349 were in the United States. In 2011 it was the nation's 14th largest denomination.[1]

References

  1. "Trends continue in church membership growth or decline, reports 2011 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches", News from the National Council of Churches (National Council of Churches News Service), February 14, 2011, http://www.ncccusa.org/news/110210yearbook2011.html, retrieved December 29, 2011, "14. The Episcopal Church, 2,026,343 members, down 2.48 percent."  Note: The number of members given here is the total number of baptized members in 2012 (cf. Baptized Members by Province and Diocese 2002–2013).