The 122nd Convention of the Diocese of Lexington 
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 W. Lexington Road, Winchester, KY 40391
Please click here to register.
Diocesan Formation Opportunity
Friday, February 23, 2017, 2:30-7pm
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 2410 W. Lexington Road, Winchester, KY 40391


This Diocesan Formation Day will center on the work of reconciliation and will include workshops, dinner, and brief evening worship. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Allan Boesak, Theologian, Social Justice Advocate, and Anti-Apartheid Activist in South Africa.
Workshop topics include:
  • Reconciliation through Artistic Expression in Parish and Beyond
  • Reconciliation through Parish/Community Engagement
  • Everyday Peacemaking with Sean Gladding
  • Reflections on Traces of the Trade
The cost for this Diocesan Formation Day is $20. Please click here to register. 
Click here to read Dr. Boesak’s CV.  
Pre-Convention Hearings

In preparation for our one day convention on Saturday, February 24 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Winchester, we will again hold Pre-Convention Hearings for clergy, deputies/alternates to diocesan convention, and other interested people.

There are a few purposes of the Pre-Convention hearings. Deputies and clergy will have an opportunity to:
— hear about and discuss any resolutions that are being presented to convention;
— hear about those who are nominated for diocesan leadership roles (Executive Council, Standing Committee, Sewanee Trustee and General Convention Deputies);
— hear and ask questions about the budget that was approved by Executive Council for affirmation from the Diocesan Convention;
— and, for new deputies, be oriented to the work of the convention.

In order for us to have a one-day convention we highly encourage all clergy, deputies and alternates to attend one of the five Pre-Convention Hearings:

Sunday, Feb 11, 6:30 p.m. Good Shepherd, Lexington
Sunday, Feb 18, 3:00 p.m. St. Alban’s, Morehead
Monday, Feb 19, 6:30 p.m. Trinity, Danville
Tuesday, Feb 20, 6:30 p.m. Trinity, Covington
Wednesday, Feb 21, 6:30 p.m. St. John’s, Corbin


If you have any questions about Pre-Convention hearings, please contact The Rev. Canon Elise Johnstone at
The Nominations Committee of the Diocese of Lexington is looking for candidates, who are communicants in good standing in their local churches, to stand for election for the following offices: Standing Committee, Executive Council and Board of Trustees for the University of the South.
Please click here to view and download the church bulletin insert containing more information.
Nominations are currently being accepted through January 19, 2018. To fill out and submit the Nomination Form, click here.
What is a Resolution?

A Resolution is the legislative vehicle by which the Convention acts; it is the way we enact or change our church laws and practices.


Who can submit a Resolution to Diocesan Convention?

Any elected deputy, vestry member, or bishop’s committee member from a parish or mission of the Diocese of Lexington, the Bishop, members of the Standing Committee, Executive Council, or the Officers of the Diocese may submit a resolution. However, every Resolution shall be sponsored by a Member {of Convention} who shall be present at Convention and prepared to move and speak in its favor. The Members of Convention include the Bishop, all Priests and Deacons canonically resident in the Diocese, and Lay Deputies elected from each Parish or Mission.


Is there a deadline for submitting a Resolution?

On or before the 15th day prior to the Convention. The 2018 deadline is February 9.

Or, past that point, Resolutions may be submitted according to the Rules of Order of Convention: “Resolutions may be introduced during the Convention but may be acted upon only as follows: If introduced in the first business session of the Convention, the question before the Convention shall be whether the resolution shall be considered. Upon the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the delegates {deputies}, the resolution shall be referred to an appropriate Convention Committee for study and report to that Convention. Such resolutions that fail to receive the required vote, as well as resolutions introduced after close of the first business session of the Convention, shall not be considered. This rule shall not apply to resolutions of courtesy.


To whom should Resolutions be sent?

Address any resolutions in writing to the Secretary of Convention, care of the Administrative Assistant, Melanie Yankey, to, or mailed to PO Box 610, Lexington, KY 40588.


Where can I get more information about Resolutions?
  • The Rules of Order for Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington
  • The Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Lexington (specifically Canon 1.09)
  • More questions? Please contact Mission House, the offices of the Diocese of Lexington
    859-252-6527 or the Canon to the Ordinary by email:

The Episcopal Diocese of Lexington - Mission House

203 East Fourth St, Lexington, KY 40508

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 610, Lexington, KY 40588-0610

Phone: 859-252-6527   Fax: 859-231-9077