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.
agreement of reunion and resolution
May 2013 Information Sessions
Sessions will be held from 6:30-8:30 pm as follows:
- May 9 - St. James the Less, Northfield
- May 15 - Church of the Transfiguration, Palos Park
- May 20 - St. James Commons, Chicago
- May 29 - St. James, West Dundee
Light refreshments will be served. Register online.
JUNE 8 RECONVENING OF THE 175TH DIOCESAN CONVENTION
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.
8:30-10:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
10:00 am - noon: Business Session and Liturgy
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.
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.