Diocese of Quincy


October 30, 2008

Shortly before members of the Diocese of Quincy's governing synod are expected to consider voting to leave the Episcopal Church, diocesan Bishop Keith Ackerman announced his retirement, effective November 1.


The announcement was made October 29 in a news release from the...

August 13, 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of Quincy, located in western central Illinois, has sent a document to all members of the diocese aimed at answering the question of whether the diocese should separate from the Episcopal Church.

In a cover letter, the diocesan Standing Committee said that the 35-...

October 21, 2007

Gathered for their annual synod October 20-21, delegates of the Peoria, Illinois-based Episcopal Diocese of Quincy decided to remain part of the Episcopal Church, at least for the immediate future.


In September 2006, the diocese sought alternative pastoral oversight (APO) with...

October 24, 2006

The Episcopal Diocese of Quincy, meeting as its 129th Synod October 20-21 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Peoria, Illinois, heard its bishop call for growth in church membership and in giving.


The Synod also heard from the Rev. Jerry Kramer, rector of the Free Church of...

September 25, 2006

The Illinois-based Episcopal dioceses of Quincy and Springfield held a joint celebration of the life and ministry of Bishop Philander Chase on September 23.

Members of the dioceses gathered at the Jubilee College Historical Site in Brimfield, Illinois. Chase (1775-1852) founded the...

September 18, 2006

The Episcopal Diocese of Quincy, based in Peoria, Illinois, decided September 16 to seek oversight with a primate other than the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church.

Some 39 clergy and 68 lay people approved five resolutions related to the issue of alternative pastoral oversight (...

August 26, 2002

St. John's Episcopal Church, the 'historic mother church' of the Episcopal Diocese of Quincy which celebrated its 150th birthday this year, was gutted by a five-alarm fire caused by lightning early August 23, sustaining major damage.

'It's a shell,' said Quincy bishop Keith Ackerman of...