Monday Morning South Carolina Episcopal Church History Quiz

According to Frederick Dalcho’s An historical account of the Protestant Episcopal Church in South-Carolina how many Diocesan Conventions did South Carolina have BEFORE the first General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 1789?


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9 comments on “Monday Morning South Carolina Episcopal Church History Quiz

  1. Blue Cat Man says:

    I’ll take a crack at this. I think there were four diocesan conventions before the first General Convention in 1789. The first diocesan convention was in 1785.

  2. Milton Finch says:

    I was thinking 3.

  3. Blue Cat Man says:


    You may be right if there was a year when the diocese did not meet. I must confess I’ve not read that portion of Dalcho’s history closely.

  4. Kendall Harmon says:

    So far no correct answers. You all are being good and not using resources, etc.

  5. Blue Cat Man says:

    I’ll take one more guess and say five diocesan conventions.

  6. Kendall Harmon says:

    Better, but still too low

  7. David Keller says:

    I can’t find the answer, but I found something else interesting. SC had no bishop until 1795, 6 years after the 1st GC. He died in 1801, but the diocese refused to elect a Standing Committee until 1804. The new Standing Committee elected Edward Jenkins as bishop, but he refused to be consecrated. The article I was reading then says “a lingering fear of tyrannical bishops would leave South Carolina without a bishop until 1810.” I would say not a great deal has changed since 1801!

  8. David Keller says:

    So Kendall, what is the answer?

  9. Kendall Harmon says:

    I apologize I havent gotten this up until now.

    Correct answer is 7.