Christ-centered, inclusive, sustained by prayer and committed to service, the Diocese of Chicago devotes itself to three simple goals: Grow the Church. Form the faithful. Change the world.
We welcome skeptics, seekers and believers into a community of some 40,000 baptized members, 380 clergy and 124 congregations spread across 21 counties in northern Illinois.
Rooted in the church's Anglo-Catholic tradition, we are strengthened by a diversity of cultural, liturgical and theological expression. Our diocese is considered a leader in leadership development through the innovative Making Excellent Disciples program for new priests; lifelong Christian formation; and misconduct prevention (through the Keeping God's People Safe program).
Our commitment to social witness and community service is expressed through the work of Episcopal Charities and Community Services, and a variety of diocesan and parish-based initiatives.
Bishop Jeffrey Lee was elected in 2008 by the people of the Diocese of Chicago.