Diocesan Convention 2022

The 151st Diocesan Convention will be held virtually Saturday, October 1, 2022.

Please read the Rules of Order (PDF)

Registration for the 2022 Diocesan Convention is Open

All Canoncially resident clergy and parish delegates can now register for convention. Click here to register.

Alternates and guests will be able to follow along on Facebook on the day of convention.

There will be two (2) pre-convention meetings, Tuesday September 13 at 6:30pm and Thursday September 15 at 6:30pm.

  • To register for Tuesday September 13, 2022 at 6:30pm – click here.
  • To register for Thursday September 15, 2022 at 6:30pm – click here.

Nominees for Elected Positions

Nominations for the 151st Diocese of Bethlehem Convention are in.  Elections will occur for the positions below. Click here to view the list of nominees. (PDF)

The Standing Committee – for a four-year term

Two (2) positions: One (1) Clergy person and One (1) Lay person

The Diocesan Council  – for a three-year term

Four (4) positions: Two (2) Clergy person and Two (2) Lay person

The Commission on Ministry – for a three-year term

Two (2) positions: One (1) Clergy person and One (1) Lay person

General Convention Deputies – for a three-year term

Deputation – Eight (8) positions: Four (4) Clergy person and Four (4) Lay person

Alternates – Eight (8) positions: Four (4) Clergy person and Four (4) Lay person

      Lay Delegates to Diocesan Convention

      Based on Title I Canon 1 Section 2 of the Canons of the Diocese of Bethlehem. Each Parish and each Mission shall elect one or more Lay Delegates based on the number of lay members as reported on the annual Parochial Report for the year ending December 31 preceding to represent said Parish and Mission in the Convention; and may also elect Alternates, equal in number to the Delegates to which the Parish or Mission is entitled, to the take the place of the regular Delegates in case of absence.

      Lay Members on                Number of Lay
      Parochial Report                Delegates

      Less than 100         1 (one) Lay Delegate
      100 – 299                2 (two) Lay Delegates
      300 – 499               3 (three) Lay Delegates
      500 – 699               4 (four) Lay Delegates

      Parishes or Missions reporting 700 or more lay members in the Parochial Report shall have an additional delegate for each additional 199 lay members reported above 700. Download the Certificate of Election of Lay Delegates as a Word document or PDF.