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239th Diocesan Convention

239th Diocesan Convention

Diocesan Convention is a time when clergy and representatives from around our diocese gather to share in the polity of the church, upholding the common mission and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. All are welcome to join us as we worship together, conduct business, and listen to presentations.

The 239th Diocesan Convention will be a one-day hybrid meeting on March 4, 2023.

Attendees will be able to take part online or attend in-person. The site for in-person attendance will be Trinity Cathedral in Trenton. We will accommodate seating for voting members first. Plans are subject to change based on Covid-19 guidelines and community impact.

Parking at the Cathedral is for those with handicaps or other issues that require nearby parking. On-street parking in the area around the Cathedral is limited, so we encourage carpooling. The parking lot at the Arthur Holland School on the corner of 1001 West State Street and Parkside Avenue has been secured for additional parking along with a shuttle van. Simply follow Parkside Avenue to the rear of the school and enter the gated parking lot. Wait for the shuttle van.

If you need to make hotel reservations for Friday, March 3, you should investigate the hotels in the area. The Route 1 corridor is closest, along with the Marriott near the Mercer Airport in Trenton.

Registration information for online and in-person attendance will be released in February 2023. Voting for offices, resolutions, and the Budgets will be performed electronically. Attendees must bring their own devices for voting needs—iPads, phones, etc.

Note: Voting members refers to canonical clergy and elected/certified lay deputies eligible to vote. Non-voting participants refers to licensed clergy, alternates, and guests.

REMEMBER:

  • Attendees must bring their own devices for voting needs—iPads, phones, etc.
  • Login to our website: www.dioceseofnj.org for updates and resources that are posted as received.

PRE-CONVENTION HEARINGS

All clergy and deputies are invited to attend one or more of the pre-convention hearings to learn more about the budget, resolutions, and canons being presented at convention. Information and registration can be found through the link under Resources to the right on this page.

Important Dates and Deadlines

December 31, 2022 – Requested date for nominations to Nominating Committee

January – Submit Deputy Certification Form within three days after Annual Parish Meeting

January 15, 2023 – Deadline for resolutions to be considered by convention

January 18, 2023 – Deadline for nominations to Secretary of Convention

February 4, 2023  at 11:00 am – Pre-convention hearing via Zoom

February 6, 2023 at 7:00 pm – Pre-convention hearing via Zoom

February 10, 2023 at 3:00 pm – Pre-convention hearing via Zoom

February 13, 2023 at 7:00 pm – Pre-convention hearing via Zoom

February 18, 2023 at 10:00 am – Committee on Resolutions meets via Zoom

February 22, 2023 – Diocesan Convention Registration Deadline

March 4, 2023 – 239th Diocesan Convention