Diocesan News

More than 550 Meet via Zoom for Diocese’s First Online Convention

The Diocese of Chicago has held 183 annual conventions, but the one that took place on November 21 was the first to happen online. Using the webinar setting in Zoom videoconferencing software, more than 550 clergy and lay delegates debated resolutions, reviewed the $4.97 million budget and listened to Bishop Jeff Lee’s final diocesan convention…


The Future Is God: Bishop Lee’s Convention Sermon

Watch the sermon on YouTube. Some of you might remember about a year ago, in those bygone days when we actually used to be able to meet in person, and in what I thought would be my last convention as the bishop of this diocese, I preached a sermon titled, “Bishops Come and Bishops Go.”…


From Bishop Lee: Suspending In-Person Meetings and Worship

Dear People of God in the Diocese of Chicago: I am writing with the difficult news that we must once again observe some significant restrictions on our common life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yesterday, the Illinois Department of Health recommended that for the next three weeks, residents of our state leave home only for…


Upcoming Events

Bishop and Trustees Meeting (online)
Dec 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Farewell Celebration for Bishop Jeff Lee and Lisa Lee via Zoom
Dec 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Celebrate the Retirement of Bishop Lee

On Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 4 pm, the Transition Committee will host a Zoom gathering to wish Jeff and Lisa Lee and their family well as his retirement approaches. Bishop Lee has invited a number of parishioners, clergy, and bishops to offer short videos, and both he and Lisa will have an opportunity to address the diocese. He will also share some parting thoughts on his episcopal tenure.

At the end of the celebration, Standing Committee president Anne Jolly will present Jeff and Lisa with a retirement purse, a longstanding Episcopal tradition and expression of appreciation for his ministry.

Use this link to register for the Zoom celebration!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the gathering.

Those who wish to contribute to the purse are invited to donate by December 1, 2020.
Gifts made be made online or by check (memo: Bishop’s purse) and are tax deductible.

For more information about the farewell celebration please contact Christopher Powell.

For assistance with a contribution please contact Jen Boyle Tucker by email or phone (312.751.4215).

Electing Convention for the 13th Bishop of Chicago – Online Event
Dec 12 all-day

The Convention to Elect the 13th Bishop of Chicago will be conducted online via Zoom webinar on Saturday, December 12 from 9:30 am to approximately 3 pm. There is no cost to attend.

Registration is open for lay delegates and canonically resident clergy only. All others may view the convention via livestream. In addition to registering, all churches and campus ministries must submit a delegate certification form by December 1. Learn more.

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