You’re invited to an open forum on Canon revisions at Trinity on July 16

You’re invited to an open forum on Canon revisions at Trinity on July 16

Do you have questions or comments about proposed changes and additions to the canons of the diocese? Come to an open forum at 6:30 pm on Thursday, July 16 in the parish hall of Trinity Episcopal Church.

The forum, moderated by the Rev. Courtland Moore, is anticipated to last no longer than two hours. Members of the Constitution and Canons committee will be present to hear your thoughts and answer questions on the canon revision process.

People from across the diocese have been sending comments and feedback to the committee through an online survey and by email during the month of June and part of July. This forum will provide an in-person opportunity for people to discuss the proposed changes before the first round of comments closes on July 17.

The committee has already been going over suggestions that people have submitted so far, and they will add the input they receive at the forum and any other online submissions before they meet. At their next meeting on Saturday, July 18. the committee will make further revisions to a second draft of their proposed changes. The second draft will then be posted online, and there will be a comment period on that document as well.

The second draft of the proposed canon changes will be open for comments and review through August 27. During that time period, members of the committee will also attend each of the five deanery meetings to hear feedback in person.

Open the timeline below to see more detail.

Timeline: May - November, 2015

A more complete timeline is also available, encompassing the process from 2012 through Diocesan Convention in 2015.

Attached is a personal note of invitation from Elinor Normand, who has been convening the rewrite subcommittee.

If you are unable to attend the forum July 16 at Trinity but would like to give your feedback, please fill out the online survey or send an email to the committee at this address: Either of these methods will send your comments to all the members of the committee at once.