The Episcopal Diocese of Maine gathers together annually to conduct the business of our diocese and worship together. The clergy of the docese along with elected lay delegates from each congregation in Maine are the voting body. In 2023, convention will take place in parts:

  • Pre-convention Town Hall GatheringsTuesdays at 7:00 pm on October 10, 17, 24 and 31 online via Zoom
  • Diocesan-wide Convocation –  Saturday, October 21 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Cathedral of St. Luke. THIS IS FOR THE WHOLE DIOCESE and is not limited to clergy and delegates to convention, and will include worship,  fellowship, and discussion.
  • Annual Convention Business SessionSaturday, November 11 from  9:00-11:30 am online for clergy and lay delegates. This is when voting will take place.

Stay tuned for more details!

Questions? Please reach out to Canon Barbara Martin.

Looking back at the 203rd Convention of the Diocese of Maine

Last year’s convention took place online on Saturday, October 22. Clergy and delegates met via Zoom and convention was live-streamed to YouTube.

All of the worship videos from the event are available on YouTube.  Check out a one-page recap here.

Bishop Thomas Brown’s Address to the 203rd Convention

Download a transcript of Bishop Brown’s address here.

Diocesan Leadership Positions 2022

Diocesan Council Lay Area Representatives
Elected one for each of the six areas; two year terms at Area caucuses on September 27. Click below for election results.

Diocesan Council

 

Secretary of the Diocese
Need to elect one; one year term; no nominations received

Diocesan Officers

Treasurer of the Diocese
Need to elect one; one year term; no nominations received

Diocesan Officers

Disciplinary Board – Lay Representative
Need to elect one; two year term; no nominations received

Disciplinary Board

Standing Committee 

  • Clergy Need to elect one; three year term; Lay Need to elect one; three year term
  • Elected CLERGY The Rev. Ann McAlhany  LAY Patricia Ryan

Standing Committee

General Convention Deputies – Clergy Order

  • Clergy Need to elect four to serve at GC 2024
  • Elected: Rev. Joshua Hill, Rev. Cn. Lisa Fry, Rev. Kerry Mansir, Rev. Lauren Kay

General Convention

General Convention Deputies – Lay Order

  • Lay Need to elect four to serve at GC 2024
  • Elected:  John Hennessy, Mark Spahr, Karen Perka,  Richard Rozene

General Convention

Provincial Conference Clerical Deputy
Need to elect one; two year term; no nominations received

Province of New England

Pray for Convention

Please pray for the entire convention, your Bishop and staff, for all delegates and the decisions they have made, and those who have offered themselves for leadership roles. We thank all for their service and faithfulness.

Prayer for a Church Convention