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2021 Convention

205th Annual Diocesan Convention (2021) - Virtual Format

The 205th Annual Diocesan Convention will be held virtually November 12-13 in Cleveland, Ohio due to the continued increase in COVID-19 cases in Ohio. Participants will be limited to Clergy delegates, Lay delegates, and those with Seat & Voice privileges.  Read the full convention announcement here.

Virtual Convention Schedule

Friday, November 12
ZOOM session
7:00 – 8:15 p.m.
Opening Prayer
Bishop’s Episcopal Address
Presentation and Table Conversations
Closing Prayer
  Saturday, November 13
Webinar session
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Opening Prayer
Summary Report of Table Conversations
Convention Business
Closing Prayer

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What is Diocesan Convention?

The Annual Convention of the Diocese of Ohio is the legislative body that approves the diocesan program and budget, elects persons to various groups, which serve the diocese, adopts resolutions on various issues, and approves changes in the Constitution and Canons of the diocese.

Each congregation in union with the convention, that is, those that are current with payment of diocesan assessments and Church pension requirements, is entitled to be represented by not more than three lay adult delegates in good standing in their respective congregations. Delegates are chosen in accordance with the prescribed Canon, or by special parochial charter or bylaws of the parish. When not a virtual convention, attendance at Annual Convention is not limited to lay delegates and clergy. Youth and adult members of all congregations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Diocese of Ohio Annual Convention is held once per year, usually the second weekend in November.