By-Laws are developed by each congregation and approved by the Standing Committee. In working towards having a standardized template that all churches of the diocese use, we offer three documents to assist you in your review and update of your by-laws: the Revised By-laws Template, Steps for By-laws Changes and a By-laws Checklist. We ask you to use these documents as a guide as you move forward in this important process.

Technically a church doesn’t have by-laws because it isn’t an independent corporation — all churches are held in trust for the Episcopal Church as a whole and are subject to the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church in general and of their diocese in particular.