Peoria Cathedral, three other Quincy churches stay s put.
In the Diocese of Quincy some things are going on as usual. According to the Quad-City Times, "It now appears that four churches, including St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral in Peoria, Ill., the largest in the diocese, will continue to align with the Episcopal Church." (photo of interior of Cathedral to right.)
Episcopal Cafe reports that " According to Episcopal Church
It would appear that the seemingly overwhelming vote to leave and join the Province of the Southern Cone is somewhat exaggerated. In a diocese this small any split will make continuation of the remainder in a viable diocese problematic without considerable help in the recovery process.
The Diocese of Quincy has a unique and interesting history and we ought to pray that the witness of this Episcopal Church community continues and remains vital. statistics Diocese of Quincy membership in 2007 was about 1850." St. Paul's Cathedral in 2007 was about 400 with 200 ASA. The total ASA for the Diocese is about 1000, meaning that one in five Episcopalians in the Diocese of Quincy attended the Cathedral. The Diocese web pages list 24 parishes, meaning that 1 in 6 parishes have elected to date to stay. We await news as to the other parishes that are staying.