DIOCESAN GOVERNANCE

236TH DIOCESAN CONVENTION

Each year, representatives from around our diocese gather to review and discuss issues, policies and structures. While voting representatives and alternates must preregister and pay to attend Convention, anyone is welcome to attend as an observer for free. All Convention materials will also be available electronically on this web page and on our Diocesan Convention App. Click the button below to download our mobile app for iPhone and Android [via Yapp].

JOURNALS AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR DELEGATES

Date
Info

07/01/20
2020 Convention Journal Part A
Part A - Information and Reports

07/01/20
2020 Convention Journal Part B
Part B - Appointments-Nominations-Resolutions

07/01/20
Balloting Instructions for 2020
Balloting instructions for 2020

07/01/20
Modified Rules of Order for 2020
Modified Rules of Order for 2020 Only

REPORTS

Additional reports are added as received.

Date
Info

03/01/19
2018 Complete Parochial Report Data

05/19/20
2019 Audited Financial Statement

05/07/20
2020 Diocesan Budget

 

Diocesan Convention Postponed

Due to the quarantine because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Diocese of Maryland convention, previously scheduled for May 15-16, 2020 has been postponed. Currently, we plan to streamline our necessary business into a one-day convention on Saturday, September 12 at the Cathedral of the Incarnation and Diocesan Center in Baltimore from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This will limit our social exposure and also save costs for all congregations and participants.

STEPS TO ATTEND CONVENTION

  1. Certification of Lay Delegates by rector/vicar/registrar/secretary
  2. Convention Registration of each Attendee (clergy, delegate and alternate) — online registration opens following the certification deadline
  3. Payment of Convention fees
  4. Download our Convention mobile app for iPhone and Android mobile devices [via Yapp]

Forms for Delegate Certification/Elections/Resolutions

Date
Info

How to Write a Resolution 2020

01/10/20
Lay Delegate Certification Form 2020

01/10/20
Nomination Form 2020

01/10/20
Office Nomination Description 2020

01/10/20
Youth Delegate Certification Form 2020

CERTIFICATION & REGISTRATION

All certified delegates will receive an email with a link to register online.

NOMINATIONS

Much of the important work of our diocese is done by people who generously offer their time and talents in the service of the Church. This work is largely done on week nights and weekends when these lay and ordained volunteers could be enjoying other pursuits. They volunteer their time because their ordination vows and Baptismal Covenant call them to serve God with all their heart, soul, strength and mind.

Please prayerfully consider putting your name forward for one of the elected positions available or nominate a colleague whom you know and respect. 

235th Diocesan Convention (May, 2019)

Resolutions and Journals from the 235th Diocesan Convention, May 10-11, 2019.

Date
Info

05/11/19
2019-01 Clergy and Lay Employee Compensation
Passed as amended

05/11/19
2019-02 Revision to Imperilment Canon
Passed as amended

05/11/19
2019-03 Revision to Canon 4-130 “Of Part-Time Cures”
Passed as amended

05/11/19
2019-04 Repeal of Integrace Canon
Passed as submitted

05/11/19
2019-05 Reconfiguring Diocesan Apportionment for Churches in the Diocese of Maryland
Did not pass

05/11/19
2019-06 Racial Reconciliation
Passed as amended

05/10/19
Journal Part A — 2019
Information and Reports

05/10/19
Journal Part B — 2019
Appointments—Nominations—Resolutions