Register Now for our 140th Synod

Bishop Morales and the Synod Planning Team invite everyone to participate in Synod 2017, October 19–21, 2017, in Peoria, Illinois.

At Synod, we will be hearing from the Bishop about how to be a diocese that is Rooted, Missional, and Compassionate. We will have time for bible study, fellowship, and worship, and there will be opportunities to both share and learn about ministries around the diocese.

Deputies and clergy will be voting on the business matters of the Diocese, such as budgets and changes to the Constitution and Canons, and clergy and members of vestries and Bishop’s committees will have time to talk to representatives from Frost Insurance who will be in attendance.

If you are interested in pursuing Holy Orders, come and meet with the folks on the Commission on Ministry and the Standing Committee and if you are interested in getting a broader understanding of the Bible and the Church, come meet with the folks from St. Benedict’s School for Ministry.

Synod will be held again this year at the Pere Marquette Hotel, 501 Main St., Peoria. Find hotel booking information below.

Please register early and if you have questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call Ann McCarthy at 309-512-8848 or 630-550-6467.

Just as a reminder, deputies and alternates must be registered using the parochial report forms in order to vote at Synod.


Synod sign in opens Thursday, October 19, at 2:00 p.m., hotel check-in will be available as of 3:00 p.m., and you should plan to be in the meeting rooms by 4:00 p.m. for the start of Synod. After the 5:30 p.m. Evening Prayer, there will be time for fellowship. The cash bar will open at 6:30 p.m. and Dinner with the Archbishop will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Synod will conclude at approximately 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21nd. All events related to Synod will be held at the Pere Marquette.

Registration Costs

Synod registration this year is $150 per person. This covers lunches, dinners, and snacks but does not cover breakfast or alcoholic beverages at dinners (a cash bar will be available). The fee for guests attending either dinner only (Dinner Thursday night or the Synod Banquet on Friday night) is $50 per guest per dinner. Please register any additional guest dinners by September 14, 2017. Also, please advise us as soon as possible of any food allergies.

All checks for Synod registrations and additional guest meals should be made out to the “Diocese of Quincy” and sent to:
The Diocese of Quincy
Attn: Le Roy Groff
4911 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, IL 61614.

Please include both the parish and the name of the deputy/alternate, priest or guest being covered by the check in your mailing.

Hotel Information

There are two hotel options available for Synod. Both hotels are internally connected and it is our hope that everyone will be able to stay onsite, as we are seeking to give opportunities for fellowship as our diocese has grown and there are many new faces!

Please make your room reservations as soon as possible. We have reserved a block of discounted rooms for Wednesday, October 18 through Sunday, October 22, to accommodate folks coming in a day early or staying an extra day. The discounted rate expires September 23, 2017.

Both hotel options are connected and it is our hope that everyone will be able to stay onsite. All rooms come with $5 vouchers toward breakfast each morning at the Table 19 Restaurant. Rates include in-room internet and parking. A free airport shuttle is available for those flying in; please let the hotel know in advance of your travel arrangements so that they can arrange transport.

Pere Marquette
501 Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602 Map
(309) 637-6500

Courtyard Peoria Downtown
533 Main St.
Peoria, IL 61602 Map
(309) 671-5050

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Synod Registration Form

Name (Title, First, Last)*

Email Address*

Phone Number*

Street Address*



Zip Code*

Name of your Parish / Mission / Chapel*

City, State of your Parish / Mission / Chapel*

In what capacity are you attending?*
Voting ClergyVoting DeputyAlternatePostulant / CandidateGuest / Observer / Non-resident Clergy

Select Your Registration*
Full Synod Registration — $150ONLY Thursday Dinner & Friday Banquet — $100ONLY Thursday Dinner — $50ONLY Friday Banquet — $50

Additional Information (like food allergies or any special accessibility needs)

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STEP 2: Book Your Hotel
Book by 09/22/17 to receive the group rate for the Diocese of Quincy.

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