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.

Pre-convention meetings

An opportunity to review and discuss the resolutions and a draft version of the budget which will be presented at Diocesan Convention.  All interested in the business of the Diocese are welcome.

Wednesday, October 11  7 p.m. Epiphany Church, Rumford
Thursday, October 12  7 p.m. St. Mark’s Church, Warwick

Information and Forms for Nominations and Resolutions

Click on the title of the form and then click on the image on the page that opens.  You can then print or download it.
All completed forms must be submitted to convention@episcopalri.org or delivered to 275 N. Main St., Providence RI  02903 on or before September 19, 2017.

List of vacancies for elected Diocesan leadership positions

Description of Diocesan committees and commissions

Form to nominate a candidate for an ELECTED position

List of vacancies and form to nominate a candidate for an APPOINTED position

Form and instructions for submitting a Resolution

Past Years’ Conventions

You can read the  Journals of Convention from past years.