The 214th Annual Convention was held on 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH


214th Diocesan Convention Bishop's Addresses

You can read Bishop Hirschfeld's morning address to

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

Three Resolutions to amend the constitution from the 78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church were read at Convention.  

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. 


Click here for the Pre-Convention Journal - full text


Click below for the following:

Convention Schedule



Diocesan Budget and Narrative

Convocation Reports

Committee Reports

Bishop's Official Acts Report

Summary of 2015 Parochial Reports

2015 Summer Chapel Report

Trustees Annual Report to Convention


Click here for Resolutions from the

78th General Convention of the Episcopal Church

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 last year:

213th Convention of the Episcopal Church of New Hampshire

Held November 5, 2015 at Grappone Conference Center, Concord NH


Bishop Rob Hirschfeld's Address to the 213th Annual Diocesan Convention 

NH Charitable Foundation VP Katie Merrow's presentation slides

The Rev. Ben Campbell's presentation

All Our Children's Top 10 School-Church Partnership Ideas


Youth Videos and Presentations from Worship

St. Andrew's, New London

All Saints', Peterborough 

St. James, Laconia


Courtesy Resolutions

Courtesy Resolutions were made--read them here


2016 Bishop's Committee Appointments

 View the Full list of Committee Appointments - Click here.


Conversation Covenant

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: 

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