Constitution & Canons
FROM THE PREAMBLE
As Episcopalians in the diocese of Rhode Island, we affirm that the final authority in our lives derives from, and that we are responsible to, Almighty God as proclaimed in our Lord, Jesus Christ.
We pledge that it is our faith that this Constitution and these Canons represent the activity of the Holy Spirit working with the people of God in this part of the body of Christ, the Episcopal Church in Rhode Island.
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The Constitution of the Diocese of Rhode Island identifies the Diocese of Rhode Island as a member of the Episcopal Church in the United States, and identifies the basic structures of governance within the diocese.
The Canons of the Diocese of Rhode Island govern the affairs of the diocese and the churches associated with it.
The Constitution, Canons and Rules of Order are currently available online here.