Diocesan Convention

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 2019 Diocesan Convention will be held November 8 and 9, 2019 at St. Luke’s Church in East Greenwich.


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.
  • The ticket price will rise by $5 the week before convention, so register early!

Convention begins on Friday, November 8, with the Convention Eucharist at 7:00 p.m. followed by a dessert reception. Convention’s business session will begin at 9 am on Saturday. Doors will open Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast provided by the Rhode Island Episcopal Church Women.

All are welcome to attend; only canonically-resident clergy and elected and certified parish delegates have vote.

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2020 Proposed Budget
2020 Proposed Agenda
2020 Sample Ballot
2020 Candidate Biographies
Commission on Ministry 2019 Report
Standing Committee 2019 Report
Diocesan Council 2019 Report
Creation Care Task Force Report
House of Bishops-A message of Love and Solidarity from the Bishops and Spouses (Background information for a report to be given by Karen Knisely to Convention
General Convention Resolutions

Convention begins on Friday with Eucharist at 7 p.m. followed by a dessert reception. Convention’s business session will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Doors will open Saturday at 7:30 a.m. for a continental breakfast provided by the Rhode Island Episcopal Church Women. All are welcome to attend; only canonically-resident clergy, and elected and certified lay congregation delegates, may vote.

Past Years’ Conventions

You can read the  Journals of Convention from past years.