Diocesan Convention is the legislative body of 300 which includes bishops, 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 230th Diocesan Convention was held November 6, 2021 via Zoom. Anyone who would like to view the meeting may do so.
If you would like to watch just the Bishop’s Address, it is below:
Registering for Convention:
- Please coordinate your registration with your church leadership to avoid duplicate registrations.
- Pay careful attention to which ticket type you select when registering.
Convention’s business session will begin at 9 am on Saturday.
All are welcome to watch; only canonically-resident clergy and elected and certified parish delegates have vote.
Proposed Convention Resolutions:
for reference: The Constitution, Canons, and Standing Rules of Order, and a Comparison Chart of Changes
The Resolutions were presented on 10/13. You may watch the recording here:
The first budget presentation was held on 9/15. You may watch the recording here:
Past Years’ Conventions
You can read the Journals of Convention from past years.