The Standing Committee serves as the Bishop's Council of Advice. In the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia, the Standing Committee consists of eight members, four clergy and four laity, who are elected to four-year terms by Diocesan Convention. The Standing Committee's purview includes consenting to the encumbrance or sale of Diocesan property, approving ordinations to the diacon…Read More »
Under the direction of Diocesan Convention and Diocesan Council, Diocesan Trustees shall manage the holdings and funds of the Diocese and all other funds and property given, devised, or bequeathed for the use or benefit of the Diocese, or of any Diocesan activity. The Trustees also control and administer any funds or property given, devised, or bequeathed for the use or benefit …Read More »
Diocesan Council is the elected body that conducts the business and affairs of the Diocese in between conventions. The composition of Diocesan Council is outlined in the Canons of our Diocese. Diocesan Council includes the following: the Bishop Diocesan, the Bishop Coadjutor, if there be one, and the Bishop Suffragan, if there be one, and the following other members with seat, vo…Read More »
Constitutions & Canons
The Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia is governed by the Constitution & Canons. As a member Diocese of the Episcopal Church, we are bound by the Constitution & Canons of the denomination, which are passed by General Convention. We are also bound by our own Diocesan Constitution & Canons, which are passed by Diocesan Convention.Read More »
Diocesan Convention is the primary legislative body of the Diocese of West Virginia. Diocesan Convention meets annually and the location rotates around the Diocese. The 146th Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia will take place October 26-28, 2023 in Martinsburg, WV.
For information about Diocesan Convention, contact Tracy Hannah in the Diocesan Office.
The Diocese of West Virginia is a member of Province III of the Episcopal Church. For more information about Province III and its activities, programs, and other offerings, please visit the Province III website.
Province III Synod Deputies:
- Phil Steptoe, Trinity, Martinsburg
- Michael Roberts, Mt. Zion, Hedgesville
General Convention of The Episcopal Church
General Convention is the denominational legislative body of the Episcopal Church. General Convention consists of the House of Bishops, which includes all active and retired bishops of the Episcopal Church, and the House of Deputies, which includes four clergy and four lay deputies from each diocese and mission area as well as from the Convocation of the American Churches in Euro…Read More »