Diocesan Convention

A 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.

Diocesan Convention 2017


The 2017 Diocesan Convention will be held on November 3 and 4, 2017 at St. Luke’s Church in East Greenwich.

Convention opens with the Convention Eucharist on Friday at 7 p.m., which is followed by a dessert reception. The preacher for the Convention Eucharist will be the Rev. Dr. James Forbes, Senior Minister Emeritus of the Riverside Church in New York City and renowned as one of the best preachers in the country.

Convention continues on Saturday with business sessions beginning at 9 a.m. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.

All are welcome to attend the Diocesan Convention, but only canonically-resident clergy and elected parish or mission delegates have voice and vote.


Convention materials

Clergy and delegates should review these materials prior to Convention and print out copies of any they may wish to refer to during deliberations.

Convention Agenda 2017

Proposed Budget 2018

Resolution: “Immigration, Refugees and Christian Conscience”

Convention Ballot 2017 – sample

Committee reports 2017


Past Years’ Conventions

You can read the  Journals of Convention from past years.