Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

2021 Special Convention

At January's Diocesan Convention, Bishop Mariann called for a Special Convention on Saturday, April 17 to debate and vote on the proposed Canon for Diocesan Stewardship and Parish Vitality. After holding online regional listening sessions in the intervening months, the proposed canon was revised and presented at the Special Convention. The canon, retitled "Canon 54 Diocesan Stewardship and Parish Viability," was passed by the members of the Convention of the Diocese of Washington. 

On this page, you will a copy of the final canon as amended, the original report from the Advisory Committee on Diocesan Stewardship and Parish Vitality, and a summary of the original proposed canon. 

Canon as amended, Summary of Proposed Canon, & Report of Committee