Bishop Chilton Knudsen Comes Full Circle

New Assisting Bishop Begins Work October 4

When Bishop Chilton Knudsen begins work as assisting bishop in the Diocese of Chicago on October 4, it won’t be like her first day in any of the other dioceses she has served. For one thing, she already knows her way around the cathedral, where she was ordained to the priesthood more than 40 years…


The Rev. Paula Clark is Officially Bishop-Elect

Standing Committee receives canonical consents to election

The Rev. Paula Clark officially became bishop-elect of the Diocese of Chicago on February 10, when the diocese’s standing committee received word that the required majority of bishops with jurisdiction and standing committees in dioceses across the church had consented to her election. “The Diocese of Chicago is thrilled that the Rev. Paula Clark is…


Convention to Elect the Thirteenth Bishop on December 12

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. Download the agenda for the convention. Registration is required for lay delegates and canonically resident clergy only. All others may view the convention via livestream. In addition to registering,…


Turning Things Around at St. Michael and All Angels

Karina Rodriguez was worried when her parish, St. Michael and All Angels in Berwyn was named a distressed parish back in January. “Our church is like a family,” said Rodriguez, a former senior warden and current member of the vestry. “When words like ‘distressed parish’ came up, naturally we became defensive. We wanted to protect…


Diocesan Convention is November 21

The 183rd Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago will take place on Saturday, November 21, 2020 via Zoom webinar, beginning at 10 am. Clergy and delegates will conduct diocesan convention via Zoom webinar, and everyone is welcome to watch convention on YouTube. Bishop Lee will give his address during morning prayer at approximately 11:15…