240th Diocesan Convention

Watch the live video of the 240th Diocesan Convention here. The service sheet for the Eucharist can be found here.

The annual convention of the Diocese of New Jersey will be held on March 9, 2024, at 9:00 am, both online and in person at Trinity Cathedral in Trenton. Registration opens at 7:30 am. This web page shall serve as the repository of information and documents related to the convention and will be frequently updated.


Convention Information

Diocesan Convention is a time when representatives 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, conduct business, view and listen to presentations.

Lay Deputies Certification

Parishes should fill out and submit the form in the sidebar to certify their lay delegation and alternates to the Convention.

Convention Documents

Financial Exhibits, Statistics, and Documents can be found here.

Registration Information

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.

Voting will be performed electronically.

Attendees must bring their own devices for voting needs—iPads, phones, laptops, 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.

Non-voting members and guests may join the livestream on YouTube using a link made available closer to the date.


  1. Attendees must bring their own devices for voting needs—iPads, phones, laptops, etc.
  2. Registration is required for those attending in person and for voting members attending online. Registration fee is $25.
  3. Non-voting members and guests viewing online do not need to register.

Lunch options are provided. Refreshments are available throughout the day.

Registration questions: Sarah Paige at or 609-460-5401.

Register here.

Trinity Cathedral Altar Guild Store

The Trinity Cathedral Altar Guild Store will be open during Convention. You can order online now for pick up on the day of Convention. Check out their online store here. If you don’t see what you’re looking for contact Lucy Adams, Manager for more information (609-392-3805, ext. 104 or


Convention Coordinator: Sarah Paige – 609-460-5401


View the Agenda here.

  • Jeanne Boyle - February 2, 2024

    Where can I find the zoom links for the pre-convention hearings?

  • Marion Nechuta - February 2, 2024

    Hitting Register button and not getting through to register for pre-convention hearing. What do I need to do.

  • Meg McKenna - February 2, 2024

    I’m not able to attend tomorrow, Feb 3 — this weekend is our Vestry retreat that was scheduled months ago.

    Are these meetings all different, or is it the same meeting at 4 different times so we choose one of them to attend?

  • Doug Post - February 28, 2024

    I see almost a month ago Jeanne Boyle asked how to view the recordings of the pre-Convention hearings. They do not appear to be on the website. Will they be made available in a timely fashion before Convention?

  • Martha Johnson - February 29, 2024

    Will there be any discussions on church music or workshops for musicians?

    • Pat Hawkins - March 2, 2024

      Martha, there are no workshops at this convention and there is nothing on the agenda regarding church music.

  • Barbara Jensen - March 3, 2024

    What time?

    • Pat Hawkins - March 4, 2024

      Barbara, starting at 9:00am. We hope to have the tentative agenda posted soon.