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 was held on November 3 and 4, 2017 at St. Luke’s Church in East Greenwich.

Convention opened with the Convention Eucharist on Friday at 7 p.m.. The preacher for the Convention Eucharist was 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.

Elections and Appointments

Download a list of the 2017 Diocese of RI Elections and Appointments.

Convention materials

The following materials were submitted for consideration by the Convention

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.