Forms & Annual Reports
Lay and Clergy Representation at Convention
About Lay Delegates
Faith communities in the diocese are entitled to lay delegates in proportion to their communicants as reported to Convention the previous year. (Diocesan C&C, Article VI, section 16) Lay delegates to the 2024 Diocesan Convention are determined by the number of communicants reported on the 2022 Parochial Report.
Starting in 2024, registering Lay Delegates, Lay Alternates, and Clergy on behalf of congregations is all done on one form.
Diocesan Institutions are entitled to 1 lay delegate.
Deaneries are entitled to 1 youth delegate (ages 14 – 22).
NOTE: Unless otherwise registered, Deanery Presidents and lay members of Diocesan Council, Standing Committee, and Corporation of the Diocese will automatically be credentialed as Delegates to Convention with seat and voice (not vote).
About Clergy Delegates
All canonically resident, actually resident clergy of regular standing are entitled to a seat at Diocesan Convention. Those clergy also entitled to voice and vote are outlined in Article VI, Section 15 of the diocesan Constitution & Canons.
Forms to Submit Items for Consideration
Resolutions proposed for consideration at Diocesan Convention 2024 must be submitted by August 30 (70 days before Convention) by a delegate to Convention eligible for seat, voice, and vote.
Proposed amendments of the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles for consideration at Convention 2024 must be submitted by July 31 (100 days before Convention).
Nominations for elective office may be made from the Floor of Convention, but the deadline to be included in the booklet is October 29, and to be included on the website is November 1.
2023 Parochial Reports
A massive thank you to the administrators, treasurers, vestries, rectors, vicars, and more who take the time to fill out this detailed, time-consuming, and absolutely vital report!
The online portal to file the 2023 Parochial Report is now open. The 2023 form has not changed from the 2022 form. The deadline to file your report is March 1. If you are having trouble logging into the portal, please reach out to email@example.com.
If you have not yet completed your 2022 Parochial Report, you cannot file it online but it is still canonically required. Please submit a completed PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Convention office will file it with TEC directly on your behalf.
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Financial audits are due to the diocese annually by September 1. Audits must include a certificate or report of the audit as well as the audited financials, including but not limited to the year-end balance sheet and profit & loss statements. (Diocesan C&C, Canon VI, section 6.02)
Annual Ministry Report Form
Deacons, Retired, Non-Stipendiary, and Non-Parochial Clergy: Please submit this form 10 days in advance of Convention to be credentialed as a voting delegate. This form is due December 31 even if you do not plan to attend Convention.