The 228th Convention of the Diocese of Massachusetts will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street, in Boston. Details and materials will be posted as they become available.
Questions may be directed to Laura Simons in the Office of Convention and Council at lsimons [at] diomass [dot] org or 617-482-4826, ext. 406.
Find information from previous Diocesan Conventions here.
General Convention, the Episcopal Church’s bicameral governing body, meets once every three years to set the direction of the church’s mission and ministry, worship and liturgy, policies and budget. Each diocese elects and sends up to four clergy and four lay persons to the House of Deputies. The House of Bishops comprises the church’s 200 or so active and retired bishops.
Meet the deputies from the Diocese of Massachusetts, below, to the 77th General Con
The 227th Convention of the Diocese of Massachusetts took place Friday-Saturday, Nov. 2-3, 2012, at the Cathedral Church of St.
A fun guide for children, for use with bishops’ visitations in congregations.
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church in 2009 revised the canons known as Title IV to make clergy discipline first and foremost a process of discernment, mediation and pastoral response rather than one that is legalistic and judicial. The process now models those used in the medical, legal and social work professions. The revised canons went into effect on July 1, 2011.
Canon 1 of Title IV sets the theological context for the process: “By virtue of Baptism, all members of the Church are called to holiness of life and accountability to one another.
For Diocesan Convention photos, video and audio, please visit our multimedia page.
Actions Taken at the
226th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts,
Nov. 4-5, 2011,
The Cathedral Church of St.
The Creation Care Initiative (first known as the Green Grants Initiative when it was launched in 2010) exists to encourage, challenge and support all the congregations of the diocese as they carry out their responsibility to care for God's creation. Within this initiative there are three [img_assist|nid=5600|title=|desc=St.
Actions Taken at the 225th Annual Convention
of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, Nov. 6, 2010,
St. Stephen’s Memorial Church, Lynn
Clerical Deputies to General Convention (listed in the order of election):
The Rev. Jane Soyster Gould, St. Stephen’s Memorial Church, Lynn
The Rev. Canon Mally Ewing Lloyd, Canon to the Ordinary
The Rev. Karen Brown Montagno, St. Cyprian’s Church, Roxbury
Life Together is a strategic ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and an affiliate program of Episcopal Service Corps.
Rooted in a practicing faith community, staff and fellows at Life Together are committed to following the Jesus Way, working with young adults in vocational discernment, leadership development and intentional community through 10-month, post-graduate fellowships: the Micah Project and the Relational Evangelism Pilot Project.
The 224th Diocesan Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts was held Nov. 6-7 at Trinity Church in Boston.
Members of Standing Committee:
- Mr. David G. Bergquist, Christ Church, South Hamilton
- The Rev. George H. Welles Jr., Church of Our Saviour, Milton
Members of the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center Board of Directors:
- The Rev. Jonathan T.