Diocesan Convention

Diocesan Convention is the legislative body of 300 which includes the bishop, clergy, and elected lay delegates from each of our churches, who assemble annually for the purpose of attending to the business of the Episcopal Church in Rhode Island.

The Diocese of Rhode Island’s 231st Diocesan Convention was held November 5, 2022 via Zoom.

Events: Thanks to all who attended “A Conversation with Diana Butler Bass” and the Holy Eucharist of Convention, at St. Luke’s Church, East Greenwich. If you would like to watch the recording of the Eucharist, it is on St Luke’s YouTube page.

The video of Saturday morning’s business meeting is here:


The Presiding Bishop’s Letter of Congratulations to Bishop Knisely

Appointments and Nominations
Nominee Biographies
Budget for 2023


Canons and Constitution Black-line changes


Diocesan Council Report
Standing Committee Report
Commission on Ministry Report
Congregational Development Committee Report
Episcopal Charities Report
Convention Report for Creation Care 2022
ECC Solar Project Report for 2022 Convention

General Convention First Reading/Review of Resolutions:

A031-Amend the Constitution and Canons
Relating to Mergers of Dioceses

A059-Amend Article X of the Constitution of
The Episcopal Church

A0157-A157Amend Article I Sec. 7

Past Years’ Conventions

You can read the  Journals of Convention from past years.