Vermont, Diocese of

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On Sept. 20, 1790, the Diocese of Vermont was organized at Arlington. On May 29, 1810, representatives from Vermont and four other New England dioceses met in Boston and organized the Eastern Diocese. The Diocese of Vermont withdrew from the Eastern Diocese on May 30, 1832, and elected its own bishop, John Henry Hopkins. St. Paul's Church, Burlington, was set apart as St. Paul's Cathedral on May 6, 1966, and the new building was consecrated on Nov. 11, 1973. The Diocese of Vermont was the first diocese to elect a woman diocesan bishop. Mary Adelia Rosamond McLeod was elected Bishop of Vermont on June 5, 1993.