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2022 Convention

The 206th Annual Diocesan Convention will be held November 18-19, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Tower.

Friday, Nov. 18 - Trinity Cathedral

  • 6:00 p.m.  Convention Eucharist
  • Reception following
  • Open to all - registration required

Saturday, Nov. 19 - Cleveland Marriott at Key Tower

  • 8:00 a.m. Check-in Opens
  • 9:30 a.m. Convention Convenes
  • The Episcopal Address
  • All business and election of Bishop Coadjutor

Attendance at Saturday's business session is limited to:

  • Voting Lay Delegates
  • Voting Clergy delegates
  • Individuals with Seat & Voice privileges
  • Staff and necessary volunteers

COVID-19 Protocols

  • We strongly encourage delegates to be up to date on eligible vaccine boosters.
  • Masks are not required, but encouraged.
  • Attendees are asked to test themselves for COVID-19 the day before or the morning of the start of Convention.
  • Only voting lay and clergy delegates, certified youth representatives, individuals with seat & voice privileges, diocesan staff, and necessary volunteers will be allowed to attend Convention business.
  • Protocols may be revised if the CDC publishes new guidelines based on an increase in COVID-19 infections.

IMPORTANT note:  In the interest of health and safety, Alternates, Visitors and Guests are invited to view the Convention proceedings via Livestream.

What is the Annual Convention?

The Annual Convention of the Diocese of Ohio is the legislative body that approves the diocesan program and budget, elects persons to various groups, which serve the diocese, adopts resolutions on various issues, and approves changes in the Constitution and Canons of the diocese.

Each congregation in union with the convention, that is, those that are current with payment of diocesan assessments and Church pension requirements, is entitled to be represented by not more than three lay adult delegates in good standing in their respective congregations. Delegates are chosen in accordance with the prescribed Canon, or by special parochial charter or bylaws of the parish. When not a virtual convention, attendance at Annual Convention is not limited to lay delegates and clergy. Youth and adult members of all congregations are welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Diocese of Ohio Annual Convention is held once per year, usually the second weekend in November.

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