Meet Bishop Franklin

The Rt. Rev. R. William Franklin

Assisting Bishop


william-franklin-at-lectern_sm-for-web-bio.jpgBishop Franklin is Assisting Bishop of LongIsland. He was Bishop of the Diocese of Western New York from 2011 – April 2019; and previously served at St. Mark's Church, Philadelphia; at St. Paul's Within the Walls in Rome, for five years; as Associate Director of the American Academy in Rome; and Associate Priest of the Anglican Centre in Rome. 

Earlier, he served as Dean of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, as a professor at the General Theological Seminary in New York and at St. John's University in Minnesota. 

He holds a BA from Northwestern University and a Ph.D. in Church History from Harvard.

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