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St John’s, Decatur Releases New History Book

Parishioners Aaron Akins and his mother, Janice Akins, have authored a new history book about St. John’s Episcopal Church, Decatur, IL. Through a gracious memorial gift from the late Vincent and Ettie Cooling, a beautiful full-color glossy page book has been written and published. The 840-page book, The Definitive History of St. John's Episcopal Church, [...]

Alton Garden Tour to Feature St Paul’s

by Diane Martin Pride, Inc. is an organization dedicated to the beautification of the Alton area.  Each year they have a House Tour of special houses and a Garden Tour of special gardens in the area. This year St. Paul's has the honor of being selected as one of nine local gardens open for the [...]

Chrism Mass 2021

The annual Mass of Chrism was celebrated at the Cathedral Church of St Paul in Springfield on Saturday, March 27, 2021. This mass, held the Saturday before Palm Sunday each year at the Cathedral of St Paul in Springfield, manifests the unity of the priests with their Bishop. The Bishop blesses the Holy Oils, which [...]

Al Fresco Annual Meeting St Andrew’s, Edwardsville

by Marian Smithson St Andrew's, Edwardsville Our annual meeting is usually held in January each year. This year we opted to continue the three vestry members who would usually have retired in January and continued their term until May. So, the primary business of the meeting was the election of three new vestry members as well as [...]

The Ordination of Rev Mark Klamer and Rev David Knox

Bishop Martins ordained Rev Mark Klamer and Rev David Knox to the Sacred Order of Deacons on March 7 at the Cathedral Church of St Paul in Springfield.    

Fresh Spaces for Community at St George’s

by Dawn Jung of St George's, Belleville COVID-19 restricted normal gathering in 2020; however, the commitment to growth in faith and spirituality has not diminished within this parish. While some opportunities were halted, new paths of thinking emerged. The opportunity to question and reflect upon our church school and group gathering spaces became a priority. [...]

Happy 10th Anniversary to Bishop Martins

Wishing Bishop Martins a Happy Anniversary on this feast of St Joseph. He was consecrated the 11th Bishop of Springfield on this day in 2011.  

Mission Gift for Christ the King, Normal

by Father John Richmond Christ the King, Normal We received a $500 Mission and Ministry grant from the diocese, and the Mission Leadership Team voted to match the amount. Here I am handing over $1,000 to Mo. Mollie for the Caring Hearts program, administered by the Spiritual Care Department at Carle BroMenn Medical Center! Caring [...]

Diocesan Lenten Book Club

We invite you to pick up the book and join the Facebook group for our first ever Diocesan Lenten Book Club! Now that February has arrived, Ash Wednesday is right around the corner ushering in the season of Lent. As we’ve previously announced, the Diocese of Springfield is inviting you to an online Lenten book [...]

Books for Seminarians

The Church Periodical Club is an independent, affiliated organization of the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church, dedicated to the worldwide Ministry of the Printed Word and to the Promotion of Christian Mission.  The Episcopal Church Women of the Diocese of Springfield join this ministry by gathering donations from the Eucharistic Communities of the diocese [...]