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Convention

https://episcopalmaine.org/about/governance/convention/

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Visitations from Bishop Brown

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/visitations/

Episcopal Visitations are required by Canon III every three years.  In the Diocese of Maine, episcopal visitations are scheduled in rotation about once every 28-30 months.  Other celebrations, special services/ mission leadership or pastoral care visits may be scheduled 'in between' official visitations by either the Priest in Charge/Sr. Warden or the Bishop.

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Clergy Disciplinary Process

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/clergy-discipline-titleiv/

All matters of clergy misconduct will be reported to an intake officer for the diocese.  Matters might then be resolved through pastoral care, mediation, an agreement with the bishop, an investigation or any combination of these.  An investigation may result in formal mediation, and, if necessary, a hearing.

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Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church

https://extranet.generalconvention.org/staff/files/download/23914

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Constitution and Canons Applying to Lay Delegates to Convention

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Cu5aTtb_0PJ4qgrDifSwo_y8HmxTfi-j/view?usp=sharing

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General Convention

https://episcopalmaine.org/about/governance/general-convention/

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Serving on the Vestry or Bishop’s Committee

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/vestry/

Serving on a vestry is an important ministry for the health and well-being of a church. It can bring with it questions and challenges, as well as rewards. The Diocese of Maine wants to help helps wardens and vestries find resources necessary to fulfill their responsibilities. Wardens and vestries are also encouraged to share ideas and to help one another.  

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The Standing Committee

https://episcopalmaine.org/resources/standing-committee/

The Standing Committee is an elected body which serves as the Council of Advice to the Bishop and stands ready to be the Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese when a vacancy occurs in the Episcopate.

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Call to Diocesan Convention 2022

https://episcopalmaine.org/call-to-covention-2022/

Call to Convention OFFICIAL NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with Canon Six, Section I, of the Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, that the 203rd Annual Convention will assemble, God willing, via electronic...

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Canons of the Episcopal Church Concerning Marriage

https://drive.google.com/file/d/195Y72d_VwCVMHIN3qStSyqlnstJnEBd9/view?usp=sharing