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1740

The first Episcopal Church in West Virginia was built at Bunker Hill

Other events that happened on or around 1740

1837

St. John's Episcopal Church was established in Charleston

Other events that happened on or around 1837

1869

Trinity Church in Huntington held its first services at Cabell County Courthouse

Other events that happened on or around 1869

Oct 09, 1877

Episcopal church convention passed resolution to create the new Diocese of West Virginia

May 30, 1878

George William Peterkin was consecrated bishop at St. Matthew's Church

Other events that happened on or around May 30, 1878

1891

George Peterkin built the Church of the Good Shepherd in Parkersburg

Other events that happened on or around 1891

1923

Rev. Robert Edward Lee Strider was consecrated bishop coadjutor of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Wheeling

Other events that happened on or around 1923

1939

Robert Strider became bishop of the Episcopal Church

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1944

Committee began searching for church camp site to honor the Peterkins

Other events that happened on or around 1944

1949

Bishop Strider announced his retirement

Other events that happened on or around 1949

Apr 09, 1955

Bishop Strider retired

May 10, 1955

William Camrock Campbell became the fourth bishop of the Episcopal diocese

1964

The first official Diocesan Center of the Episcopal Church was established in Charleston

1973

Reynolds Memorial Hospital was given to the community

Other events that happened on or around 1973

Jan 01, 1976

Robert Atkinson became Episcopal bishop at Campbell's retirement

1977

Robert Atkinson ordained the first women priests among West Virginia Episcopalians

Other events that happened on or around 1977

1989

Robert Atkinson took semi-retirement as bishop of the Episcopal Church

Other events that happened on or around 1989

1999

Bishop John H. Smith retired

Other events that happened on or around 1999

2001

Mike Klusmeyer was elected Episcopal Bishop of West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around 2001


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