Episcopal Diocese of Springfield

Diocese of Springfield

Dioecesis Springfieldensis
Coat of arms of the Diocese of Springfield
Coat of arms
CountryUnited States
TerritoryCarroll, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Coles, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Greene, Jersey, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Mason, McLean, Menard, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Piatt, Sangamon, Scott, Shelby, Tazewell, Vermillion
Ecclesiastical provinceProvince V
Coordinates39°47′36″N 89°39′14″W / 39.79326360°N 89.65394980°W / 39.79326360; -89.65394980
Congregations33 (2022)
Members3,434 (2022)
DenominationEpiscopal Church
EstablishedDecember 18, 1877 (1877-12-18)
CathedralSt Paul's Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopBrian K. Burgess, SSC
Location of the Diocese of Springfield
Location of the Diocese of Springfield
Cathedral of St. Paul the Apostle
Diocesan Center

The Episcopal Diocese of Springfield is a diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. It is located in the state of Illinois and includes the area east of the Illinois River and south of the Counties of Woodford, Livingston, Ford, and Iroquois. The diocese was founded when the former Episcopal Diocese of Illinois split into three separate Dioceses (Springfield, Quincy, and Chicago) in 1877.

On December 11, 2021, the Diocese elected the Very Rev. Brian K. Burgess of Woodbury, New Jersey to serve as the 12th Bishop of Springfield.


Emmanuel Memorial
Chapel of St. John the Divine
Cathedral Church of St. Paul
Christ Church
St. Luke's


  1. George Franklin Seymour, 1878-1906
  2. Edward William Osborne, diocesan 1906-1917
  3. Granville Hudson Sherwood, 1917-1923
  4. John Chanler White, 1924-1947
  5. Richard T. Loring, 1947-1948
  6. Charles A. Clough, 1948-1961
  7. Albert Arthur Chambers, 1962-1972
  8. Albert W. Hillestad, 1972-1981
  9. Donald M. Hultstrand, 1982-1991
  10. Peter H. Beckwith, 1992-2010
  11. Daniel Hayden Martins, 2011– June 30, 2021
  12. Brian K. Burgess, 2022-present


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