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Convocation of American Churches in Europe 

The convocation is under the jurisdiction of the Presiding Bishop. Its history goes back to 1859, when an American Episcopal congregation in Paris, France, was recognized by the Episcopal Church as a parish. Over the years the number of Episcopal parishes in Europe increased. At various times the American churches in Europe were assigned to the foreign missionary field and then to the domestic missionary field. The American churches in Europe were under the particular responsibility of the Presiding Bishop, who named a Bishop-in-Charge. The first full-time Bishop-in-Charge of the convocation was the Rt. Rev. Edmond L. Browning, the resigned Bishop of Okinawa. He became Bishop-in-Charge on May 16, 1971. The member churches include the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity (the American Cathedral), Paris; St. Paul's Within-the-Walls, Rome, Italy; St. James Church, Florence, Italy; Emmanuel Church, Geneva, Switzerland; the Church of the Ascension, Munich, Germany; the Church of Christ the King, Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany; St. Augustine of Canterbury, Wiesbaden, Germany; All Saints' Church, Waterloo, Belgium; and Christ Church, Royat, France (a mission station of the cathedral in Paris). 

Glossary definitions provided courtesy of Church Publishing Incorporated, New York, NY,(All Rights reserved) from "An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church, A User Friendly Reference for Episcopalians," Don S. Armentrout and Robert Boak Slocum, editors.
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