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 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:

The Bishop Address C2021.mp4 from Episcopal Diocese of RI on Vimeo.


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.

2022 Proposed Budget
2021 Proposed Agenda

Nominations and Appointments, Ballot

Biographical information on Nominees

Report from the Standing Committee

Report from the Commission on Ministry

Report from Creation Care Committee

Report on ECC Solar Farm

Proposed Convention Resolutions:

A Prayer for Discernment and Decision Making for the Diocese of Rhode Island

Establishing Compensation for Deacons

Integrity of Religious Exemptions in Medical Coverage

Changes to the Constitution, Canons, and Standing Rules of Order of the Diocese of Rhode Island

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.