Diocesan Convention 2019

Diocesan Convention 2019 graphic

Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley Street, Boston,
with service of Holy Eucharist at Emmanuel Church, 15 Newbury Street, Boston

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. 

Online registration opens on Sept. 27, and additional materials will be sent to delegates and clergy on Oct. 3.  Materials and updates, including the online registration link, will be posted on this page as they become available.


Hotel reservations:  Although this is a one-day convention, attendees may wish to stay in Boston overnight.  A limited number of rooms are available at the Courtyard by Marriott at 275 Tremont Street in Boston.  Make reservations directly with the hotel here, or call 800-321-2211 and mention that you are booking with the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts annual convention room block.  After Oct. 11, rooms will be available as space allows.

Display tables

Contact Jennifer Garrett, Assistant for Congregations and Events, at jgarrett@diomass.org with questions about the set-up of display tables at the convention.

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.