Diocesan Convention is the legislative body of the diocese. Elected lay representatives from each congregation, all canonically resident clergy, and selected youth from around the diocese attend as delegates to the Convention.
During Convention each year, various diocesan officers are elected, and other key diocesan leadership positions are either elected or appointed. The Convent…Read More »
The affairs of the Diocese are managed by the Bishop of the Diocese and The Standing Committee which is comprised of the elected members of the Diocesan Executive Council. In accordance with the Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church and The Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina The Standing Committee's responsibilities are as follows:
- Act as the Standing Committee of…
The Diocesan Executive Council (DEC) consists of the Bishop, 18 elected representatives (nine clergy and nine laity), convocation deans and lay wardens, the diocesan chancellors, and diocesan treasurer. Functioning as a "Diocesan Vestry," Council's responsibilities include service as the Council of Advice to the Bishop and as the Long-Range Planning Committee.
The work of the Co…Read More »
Diocesan Executive Council (DEC) utilizes a seven-comission diocesan structure designed to maximize mission effectiveness and emphasize grass-roots involvement.
The seven commissions—Commission on Ministry; for Congregations; on Convocations; on the Diocese; on The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion; on Mission and International Concerns; and on Christian Formation—ar…Read More »
The Constitution and Canons of The Episcopal Church from 2018 are available here.
The Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina are the official governing rules of the institution. Click here to view the latest Canons, as amended by Diocesan Convention in 2019.