The 215th Annual Convention will be held on
Saturday, November 4, 2017
at St. Paul's Church in Concord, NH
Registration will begin at 7:45 am and close promptly at 8:45 am
Convention will begin at 9:00 am with Holy Eucharist, and then will proceed with the business meeting, wrapping up in time for lunch
To register, please read instructions here:
Then register by clicking here:
The Pre-Convention Journal for the 215th Annual Convention is now available.
or click below for the following sections of the report:
Delegates to Convention:
Please attend your Convocation Meetings!
and find out when your Convocation is meeting.
Parking at Convention will be mainly be on street and in public garages. We encourage car pooling! Parking at St. Paul's Church will be mostly reserved for staff and those with limited mobility. Parking is available in the State Library lot on the west side of the church on Saturday mornings but DO NOT park in the pharmacy parking lot on the east side of the church (there are clear "no parking or you will be towed" signs).
What does it mean to be a Lay Delegate?
August 30 (on or about): Registration will open
Registration is to be completed online. Information and a registration link will be sent to all delegates and alternates via email. Instructions for how to register online will also be sent.
October 20: Deadline for Registration and for Delegation Change Forms
October 27: NH Canon 1.1.3(c): list of delegates entitled to seats at Convention presented to the Bishop
November 4: 214th Annual Diocesan Convention at St. Paul’s Church, Concord, NH
Please click below to see the personal statements for the following nominees for election at Convention:
The Rev. Guy Collins for Standing Committee (clergy order) and Margaret Porter and Joan Alayne Stevens for Standing Committee (lay order)
Information from Last Year's Convention:
The 214th Annual Convention was held on Saturday, November 5, 2016
at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH
You can read Bishop Hirschfeld's morning address to the 214th Diocesan Convention HERE, and his afternoon address HERE.
Click below for some of the business conducted at Convention:
Announcement of the Bishop's 2017 Appointments to Committees and Commissions
Four Diocesan Resolutions were moved, seconded and passed.
Elections for Standing Committee, Finance Committee, Provincial Synod, and General Convention Deputies and Alternates were conducted. See results here.
Or click below for the following:
These include three resolutions regarding proposed amendments to the Constitution as well as resolutions referred to dioceses for action or consideration - please review by clicking here.
Information from the:
213th Convention of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire
Held November 5, 2015 at Grappone Conference Center, Concord NH
Youth Videos and Presentations from Worship
All Saints', Peterborough
2016 Bishop's Committee Appointments
View the Full list of Committee Appointments - Click here.
During our forum about Open Table at Convention, we used this
Conversation Covenant to guide our communications with each other.
Announcing the 2015 Pre-Convention Journal!
Please click HERE for the full Pre-Convention Journal
or click below for the following sections of the Pre-Convention Journal:
- Convention Schedule
- Resolutions, Proposed Budget and Budget Narrative
- Convention Rules of Order
- Guidelines for Amendments
- Bishop's Official Acts
- Registrar's Report
- Convocation Reports
- Committee Reports and Descriptions
- Parochial Report Summary
- Seasonal Chapel Report Summary
- Trustees Annual Report to Convention
2015 Elections and Nominations
The following elections were made at our Diocesan Convention:
Treasurer of Convention (1 yr term) - Elected at convention by ballot
Nominated: Chris Porter. To view the statement, click here.
Currently serving: Chris Porter (since 2012)
Chancellor of Convention (2 yr term) - Nominated at Convention, card vote
Currently serving: Bob Wells (since 1996)
Registrar (no term) - Elected at Convention by ballot
Currently serving as Interim Registrar/Archivist: Elizabeth Rotch (appointed by the Bishop 2014)
Standing Committee-Clerical Order (3 yr term) - Elect One at Convention by ballot
Nominated: The Rev. Teresa Gocha for second term. To view the statement, click here.
Currently serving: The Rev. Teresa Gocha, first term ends in 2015; The Rev. Celeste Hemingson, second term ends in 2016; The Rev. Guy Collins, first term ends in 2017
Standing Committee-Lay Order (3 yr term) - Elect One at Convention by ballot
Nominated: Judith Esmay for second term. To view the statement, click here.
Currently serving: Judith Esmay, first term ends in 2015; Terry Knowles, second term ends in 2016; Margaret Porter, first term ends in 2017
Council Finance Committee (3 year term) - Elect One at Convention by ballot
Nominated: The Rev. Curtis Metzger. To view the statement, click here.
Currently serving: The Rev. Mark Jenkins, first term ends in 2015; Kim Bock, first term ends in 2016; Jack Lewis, first term ends in 2017; Gloria Gallant, appointed by Council; The Rev. Curtis Metzger, appointed by Council; Bill Sloan, elected by Trustees
There is very limited space for display tables this year. Please contact Tina Pickering at email@example.com if you would like to reserve display space. Thank you.
4th Annual Youth@Convention Retreat
Who: 6th-12th graders
Where: St. Paul's, Concord, 21 Centre St. Concord, NH 03301
When: Friday, Nov. 3 beginning at 6:00 pm through Saturday, Nov. 4 ending by 1:00 pm.
What: "Becoming Beloved Community" with dinner, worship, program, and games on Friday night. Worship with Convention and Scavenger Hunt on Main St., ending with lunch on Saturday.
Why: To encourage and support the youth of the Episcopal Church in New Hampshire and to have some fun!
Click here for FLIER
Registration materials available soon!
Contact Drew Courtright at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please click HERE for a letter from Margaret Mackie-Ciancio with an appeal for your help collecting Christmas gifts for incarcerated parents to give their children. Gift guidelines and instructions are included here. The ChIPS truck will be parked prominently in the St. Paul's Church parking lot on the morning of Convention to accept your contributions.