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News in the Diocese for the Month of January 2023

Diocese of Springfield January E-Newsletter January 10, 2023 - Epiphanytide PDF Version: Diocese of Springfield January E-News From Emmanuel Memorial Champaign Emmanuel Memorial Champaign is pleased to announce the naming of our interim priest, the Reverend Fred Robinson. Most recently Fr. Robinson and his wife, Linda, come from Tampa Florida where he served as interim [...]

News in the Diocese for the Month of December 2022

December 9, 2022 (Second Week of Advent)     FROM ST. CHRISTOPHER'S RANTOUL This past month the congregation of St. Christopher’s came together with generous support from Emmanuel Memorial (Champaign), St. John the Divine (Champaign), and the Bishop’s Discretionary fund to give away 294 sets of pajamas. With the help of Scout Troop 30 and [...]

Death Notice of James R. Donkin

August 4, 1949 - December 3, 2022 The Diocesan Center has been informed of the death of James R. “Jim” Donkin. Jim served this Diocese faithfully as treasurer from 1993 to 2015 and spanning the administrative reach of two Diocesan bishops. The rite of Christian Burial will be offered at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December [...]

News in the Diocese for the Month of November 2022

St. Georges' Ruby Jubilee On Saturday, November 5th, clergy, and people of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield and the Central/Southern Illinois Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America came together in Holy Eucharist. The celebration was an observance of the 40th Anniversary of the joint Christian faith and ecumenical fellowship being lived into by [...]

News in the Diocese for the Month of October 2022

The 145th Synod of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield will happen October 21-22, 2022 in Springfield. Events will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul the Apostle and at the Inn at 835. Sing Unto the Lord a New Song: Liturgical Music in Small Church Settings All in the Diocese are invited to [...]

News in the Diocese for September 2022

SYNOD 2022 The 145th Synod of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield will happen October 21-22, 2022 in Springfield. Events will be held at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul the Apostle and at the Inn at 835. Delegates should have recently received their first mailing. More information, including the registration form and information about hotels may be [...]

News in the Diocese for the Month of August 2022

LAMBETH CONFERENCE Bishop Burgess and Denise have just returned from the 2022 Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, UK. Don't worry if you missed any of the updates on Instagram or Facebook; you can read notes from Bishop Burgess about the conference and surrounding events on our website here. SYNOD 2022 The 145th Synod of the Episcopal [...]

News in the Diocese for July

Keep Bishop Brian Burgess, Canon Mark Evans, Mo. Sherry Black, Fr. Zach Brooks, Kevin Babb, Cindy Lynk, Gerry Smith, and Randy Winn in your prayers. Our deputation is in Baltimore this week for the 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church. The 145th Synod of the Episcopal Diocese of Springfield will happen October 21-22, 2022 [...]

June News in the Diocese

When asked by friends, family and colleagues how they may assist in my transition from parish priest to your Diocesan Bishop, I answered, "Please pray that I may have wisdom and courage to meet the days ahead." Well, those prayers were and are being answered in the people God has put before me as Diocesan [...]

Bishop-elect Burgess is pleased to announce that Ms. Erin McCrary will begin her tenure as Executive Assistant to the Diocesan Bishop beginning June 8th.  With this appointment being canonically approved by Diocesan Council during their May 13th regular meeting,  Erin enters into a professional relationship with our Diocese as a full-time Diocesan Assistant (Canon 29.6). Erin has held [...]