Telling Our Stories

A Letter from Bishop Lee about Lambeth 2020

The Archbishop of Canterbury, in planning an upcoming meeting of bishops in the Anglican Communion called the Lambeth Conference, has invited bishops’ spouses, except for those in same-sex marriages. Bishop Lee responds in a letter.

"Most bishops and spouses are planning to attend the Lambeth Conference, which is scheduled to take place in July and August 2020, just before my retirement as your bishop. Lisa and I will attend in the spirit of the House of Bishops resolution..."

Registration Open: Preparing for the Paschal Feast

On Tuesday in Holy Week, April 16, all members of the diocese are invited to gather at St. James Commons and St. James Cathedral to prepare for the celebrations of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Great Vigil of Easter.

A Reception to Celebrate the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem

Bishop Jeff Lee, Dean Dominic Barrington, and the Board of Trustees of the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem invite the diocese to a reception on April 11 from 6 pm to 8 pm at St. James Commons, to celebrate the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem and its Christian witness in the Holy Land.

A Message from Bishop Jeff Lee

Dear friends,

I know the recent vote of the General Conference of the United Methodist Church has caused deep pain, not only for LGBTQ Methodists and their allies, but for LGBTQ Christians throughout God’s church.

A Letter from Bishop Lee/Una Carta del Obispo Lee: Call for the Election of the Thirteenth Bishop of Chicago

On February 14, Bishop Lee wrote to the people of the Diocese of Chicago announcing his retirement and calling for the election of his successor.

"Ever since that cold February day in 2008 when you welcomed me with a glorious ordination celebration, it has been a great privilege to serve God with you as your bishop. Now, trusting in the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the counsel of those dearest to me, I believe it is time for you to choose someone new to carry this ministry into the future. Accordingly, I am writing today to announce my intent to retire eighteen months from now, in August 2020, and to call for the election of the thirteenth bishop of Chicago."