All Saints’, Morton

all_saints_medThe current congregation of All Saints’ Church traces to its service held on  August 9, 1964 in the community room of Morton Community Bank. We formally became a Mission in the Diocese of Springfield on October 3, 1964. After meeting for worship at the bank for one year, All Saints’ made the necessary arrangements to purchase the former Mennonite Church property on Chicago Street in Morton. This is our current home.

All Saints’ remained a Mission until the Diocese of Springfield accepted it as a full parish, October 9, 1976. On October 30, 1976, the Right Reverend Albert W. Hillestad, on his yearly visit to All Saints’, performed the service for the Consecration of the Church.

All Saints’ affirms its bond with the entire Anglican Communion, yet has always felt a special closeness to the Church of England, because we have counted several English families in our congregation over the decades. Each December the church hosts a service of Lessons and Carols.

Since our yoking with Saint Paul’s, Pekin in July 2009, we have spearheaded outreach ministry to the community with earnings being donated to We Care Inc., Jefferson Elementary School in Morton, Friendship House, The Center for Prevention of Abuse, The Cancer department at OSF and others.