Diocesan Convention

Each year the Diocese holds its annual convention to meet, worship, reflect, and make decisions. Traditionally held in October, 2015 marks a change in procedure with the convention being held in two parts---Part 1 in April and Part 2 in October.

Call to Convention with Schedule for Part 1

Pursuant to Article IV Section 2 of the Constitution of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis, notice is hereby given that: Part 1 of the 178th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese will be held at The Bloomington Convention Center, 302 S. College Ave., Bloomington, IN 47403, on April 25, 2015 beginning at 10:00 a.m. This one day convention will focus on the Bishop’s Address, introduction of the 2016 budget and educational workshops.

178th Diocesan Convention, Part 1 Video

A recording of the proceedings at Part 1 of the Diocesan Convention Bloomington on April 25th 2015.

Bishop Waynick Calls for Election of 11th Bishop of Diocese of Indianapolis

[April 25, 2015] During Part 1 of the 178th Diocesan Convention, Bishop Waynick addressed the gathering and called for the election of the 11th Bishop of Diocese of Indianapolis who will be consecrated in 2017 when she retires.

178th Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis Convention Meets in Bloomington

The 178th Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis Convention met April 25 in Bloomington for part one of what will be a two-part convention in 2015, as the diocese experiments with a format that should enable more persons to participate who have Monday-Friday work or school responsibilities. . . .

The Convention Sermon

The Reverend Gray Lesesne, D.Min. preached the sermon at the convention on St. Mark, the Evangelist. Mark 16:15-20

The Search for the Eleventh Bishop

Forms and information concerning the search for the next diocesan bishop.

Past Conventions

177th Diocesan Convention 2014


Date: October 23-25, 2014

Location: Horizon Convention Center, Muncie IN

Host: Grace Church, Muncie

The theme this year will be "Holy Currencies." Watch this space for information about the convention as it is available.


Bishop Cate's Convention Address

The text from the Bishop's Convention Address in its entirety.

Proposed Resolutions & Amendments

A list of the Proposed Resolutions and Amendments to the Canons or Constitution with links to the text for reading/downloading..

2015 Budget - Convention Version

Information about and links to the 2015 Budget Proposed Budget, Apportionments, and Presentation.

Program, Committee, and Task Force Reports

A list of reports submitted for the 177th Convention with links for downloading.


Nominees will be posted here as their nominations are received.


176th Diocesan Convention 2013

Dio Crest Transparent BG (PNG)The 176th Diocesan Convention

Held October 24-26, 2013
Indianapolis, IN
News from and related to the Convention

Diocese of Indianapolis Holds 176th Convention October 24-26

With no resolutions and only second reading of a minor canonical change related to the definition of quorum, the 176th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis focused on learning opportunities and visioning.

175th Diocesan Convention 2012

175th Anniversary of the Diocese Celebrated at Diocesan Convention


The Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis reflected on 175 years of ministry, while wrestling with a future of decreasing financial resources for its work, as delegates met at Diocesan Convention October 25-27 in Bloomington, hosted by Trinity Episcopal Church.


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