Forms & Annual Reports
The diocese is migrating its database and will be gradually rolling out access to the new system starting in April 2023. Even if your contact info has not changed much recently, please complete a new form so we can make sure we have the most up-to-date information available. Thank you!
2022 Parochial Reports
The online portal to file the 2022 Parochial Report is now open! If you are having difficulty logging in to your congregation’s account, please write to email@example.com to have your login credentials reset.
Many congregations have not yet completed their 2021 or 2020 Parochial Report. While these can no longer be filed online, they are still canonically required. Please fill out a blank report and then submit a signed copy by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and the Convention office will finish filing it with the General Convention office on your behalf.
Financial audits are due to the Convention office 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)
If you have questions or require assistance, please email email@example.com.
Lay Delegates to Convention
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 2023 Diocesan Convention are determined by the number of communicants reported on the 2021 Parochial Report.
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).
Clergy Delegates & Ministry Report Forms
Parochial Clergy: Please list every clergyperson that works at your congregation. This will affect seating at Convention.
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.
Forms to Submit Items for Consideration
Resolutions proposed for consideration at Diocesan Convention 2023 must be submitted by September 1 (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 2023 must be submitted by August 2 (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 24, and to be included on the website is November 3.