Oct 15, 1889General Convention of The Episcopal Church approves the splitting of the Diocese of Missouri

General Convention of The Episcopal Church approves the splitting of the Diocese of Missouri

On October 7, the 5th day of the General Convention, the House of Deputies adopted a resolution supporting the split of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri. The motion was referred by the House of Bishops to the Committee on the Admission of New Dioceses, and the bishop’s replied with a counter resolution requesting more time.

Extract from pages 22-23 of the Journal of the 36th General Convention of The Episcopal Church
Extract from page 39 of the Journal of the 36th General Convention of The Episcopal Church

The Committee on the Admission of New Dioceses did not unanimously agree on the ratification of the House of Deputies’ resolution, with one member William Paret, suggesting an alternate resolution rejecting the proposal. The resolution’s preamble stated, “he [Paret] does not see the Constitutional condition is fulfilled, which requires satisfactory assurance of a suitable provision for the support of the Episcopate…”

After various resolutions were suggested and rejected, on October 15, 1889, the House of Bishop’s finally approved the majority resolution from the Committee on the Admission of New Dioceses, and the resolution to split the Diocese of Missouri was approved.

The full Journal of the 36th General Convention of The Episcopal Church can be found here.

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