Episcopal Diocese of Springfield

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.

Diocese of Springfield
Diocese of Springfield seal.jpg
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
Congregations33 (2019)
Members3,666 (2019)
DenominationEpiscopal Church
EstablishedDecember 18, 1877
CathedralSt Paul's Cathedral
Current leadership
BishopDaniel Hayden Martins
Location of the Diocese of Springfield
Location of the Diocese of Springfield
Cathedral of St. Paul the Apostle
Diocesan Center

The bishop, the Right Reverend Daniel Hayden Martins, was consecrated on 19 March 2011. He succeeded Peter Hess Beckwith, who had served since 1992.


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–present


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Coordinates: 39°N 89°W / 39°N 89°W / 39; -89