Who We Are
WELCOME TO THE DIOCESE OF SPRINGFIELD:
~We are Christians
We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord. We are baptized into his death and resurrection. We strive to follow him in all things.
~We are Catholics
Our faith and practice is grounded in the tradition of the Church–that is, what has been handed on to us– going back to Jesus and the apostles. (No, we’re not Roman Catholics, though we have much in common with our friends in that tradition.)
~We are Anglicans
Our spiritual ‘DNA’ comes from the Church of England, and we are part of the family of 38 churches, all over the world, in communion with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
~We are Episcopalians
The Episcopal Church, established in 1789, is the American expression of Anglican Christianity. We are one of 110 dioceses that mutually support one another in a common doctrine, discipline, and worship.
~We welcome you …
… to walk with us, worship with us, work with us, and otherwise share our life. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us. Information about how to do that, or find an individual parish in or near your locality can be found on our website: [email protected]
We have 38 congregations - from Rantoul in the north, to Cairo in the south, and are parishes vary, from rural to urban, from large to small. We are led by our Bishop, the Right Reverend Daniel Haydens Martins.
Our Vision for Mission is that:
The Diocese of Springfield is one church …
organized for mission into geographic parishes,
manifested in eucharistic communities and communities-in-formation,
with a goal of being concretely incarnate in all of the 60 counties of central and southern Illinois.
Deus Dat Incrementum — God Gives the Increase