About the Diocesan Convention
The Convention is the legislative body of the Diocese and shall exercise all powers not reserved to the Bishop by the Canons or tradition, or reserved to any other entity of the Diocese. Elected lay representatives and canonically resident clergy from each parish and mission in the Diocese attend as delegates to the Convention. During the Convention, various diocesan officers are elected, and other key diocesan leadership positions are either elected or appointed as provided for by Canons. The Convention adopts the annual budget for the Diocese and considers as a body other matters germane to the mission and operation of the Diocese. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
35th Annual Convention of The Diocese of West Tennessee
Bishop Johnson’s address, 2016.
The resolutions of the 35th Annual Convention will be posted here very soon.
The material below was posted prior to convention:
The principal work of Convention will be the adopting of a revision to the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese. Please see Bishop Johnson’s letter to all delegates and the Diocese by clicking here. In order to allow delegates and others to review the revisions, Commentary to the revisions prepared by the drafting committee can be accessed by clicking here. A complete copy of the 1st draft of the proposed revisions can be accessed by clicking here. For comparison purposes a copy of the 2015 Constitution and Canons can be accessed by clicking here.
THE FOLLOWING PRE-FILED RESOLUTIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE AVAILABLE BY CLICKING BELOW: