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.

On this page, you will find important information about the Special Convention and proposed canon, including a copy of the canon itself, the report from the Advisory Committee on Diocesan Stewardship and Parish Vitality, a video about the proposed canon from the Rev. Dr. Sheila McJilton, chair of committee, and dates for listening sessions by region leading up to the Special Convention. 

 

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

 

 

Listening Sessions by Region

We will email those with voice or voice and vote at Convention and parish wardens a link for your region's listening session.

We invite all others to watch the live stream on our YouTube channel and we encourage you to refer questions about the proposed canon to your parish clergy or Convention delegates in advance of your region's session so your questions may be addressed. 

 

Special Convention Listening Session Southern Maryland Region

Mar 4th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Special Convention Listening Session South Montgomery and North D.C. Regions

Mar 11th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Special Convention Listening Session North and Central Montgomery Regions

Mar 15th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Special Convention Listening Session North Prince George's and South DC Regions

Mar 16th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Special Convention Listening Session Central DC Region

Mar 25th, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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