Diocesan Convention 2019

The 234th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Massachusetts will be held on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, at the Back Bay Events Center (180 Berkeley Street) in Boston, with the convention Eucharist to be celebrated at nearby Emmanuel Church (15 Newbury Street).

Preliminary information was e-mailed to all clergy and delegates on Thursday, June 27, which included the documents attached at the bottom of this page. 

Updates and additional materials, including the online registration link, will be posted on this page as they become available.


All resolutions, nominations for diocesan elections, proposed constitutional and canonical amendments, and committee reports are due by Friday, Sept. 6 to Chelsea Smith, Assistant for Governance and Adminstration, at csmith@diomass.org or by mail to:  The Office of Convention, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, 138 Tremont Street, Boston MA 02111.

Display tables

Click here to access the online application for display space.  Applications must be received by Jennifer Garrett, Assistant for Congregations and Events, at jgarrett@diomass.org no later than Friday, Sept. 6 in order to be considered.

Pre-Diocesan Convention forums

Pre-convention forums in October offer an important opportunity for learning and discussion about the issues and business to come before the convention, including resolutions and the proposed budget.  All are welcome; voting members of the convention are especially encouraged to participate.  Forums are scheduled to take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on:

• Tuesday, Oct. 8 at Christ Church (149 Court Street) in Plymouth;
• Wednesday, Oct. 9 at Trinity Church (124 River Road) in Topsfield;
• Wednesday, Oct. 16 at St. Peter's Church (320 Boston Post Road) in Weston; and
• Thursday, Oct. 17 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston.

For more information

Questions about Diocesan Convention may be directed to Chelsea Smith, Assistant for Governance and Administration, at csmith@diomass.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 406.