2013 Convention

Diocesan Convention to reconvene to consider reunification with Quincy

The 175th Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will reconvene on June 8, 2013 at St. James Cathedral for the purpose of considering the proposed reunification with the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy.

In November 2012, the 175th Convention unanimously passed Resolution A-175 affirming the Diocese of Chicago's intent to pursue reunification with Quincy and directing the bishop, with the advice and consent of the Standing Committee, to seek approval of the Quincy Reunion Agreement. At its conclusion, the convention was recessed rather than adjourned so that it could be called back into session to consider a final reunification agreement.

In May, members of the diocese are invited to attend one of four information sessions to learn more about the proposed reunification of the two dioceses, which were split to accommodate growth in 1877. Since 2008, the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy, based in Peoria, has been forging a new identity and mission after its bishop and about 60% of its members broke away to become founders of the conservative Anglican Church of North America.


Learn more about the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy (PDF)

Learn more about the reunion of the Dioceses of Chicago and Quincy (PDF)

agreement of reunion and resolution

Download a PDF of the agreement of reunion and resolution for reunification with the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy.

Download a PDF of the agreement and resolution in Spanish.

May 2013 Information Sessions

Sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm as follows:

Light refreshments will be served. Register online.


Please plan to register onsite at the June 8 convention at St. James Commons by bringing a completed onsite registration form with you. Online advanced registration has now closed.

Congregations, please send your 2012 delegates, not your 2013 delegates.

Download the Delegate Substitution Form

Convention Schedule

8:30-10:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 am - noon: Business Session and Liturgy

Convention liturgy

Download the Convention Liturgy Bulletin

Youth Delegates

Youth delegates who attended Diocesan Convention in 2012 are encouraged to attend, and youth visitors are also welcome! If you have questions regarding youth participation in the listening sessions or reconvening of convention, contact Chad Senuta.

Convention Choir

The All Y’All convention choir will meet at 8:45 am on June 8 in the cathedral choir room to practice for the Eucharist. All are welcome. For more information, contact Dent Davidson.


Please talk with Director of Operations Courtney Reid at 312.751.6725 or via email.