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The Basics

Diocesan Convention 2019
Lifelong Way of Love

November 15 - 16, 2019

Established in 1896, Diocesan Convention is the annual business meeting of EDLA and acts as the chief legislative body of the Diocese. It’s a time when clergy and laypeople from all over Southern California come together to vote on a budget, elect officers, and hear reports of work from Diocesan institutions. But more importantly, we reunite, worship together, learn together, and discern together, reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to the next. 

Bishop John Harvey Taylor has announced that the theme of this year’s Convention is the Lifelong Way of Love, echoing Presiding Bishop Michael Curry’s reminder that, “as the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement, we follow the Way of Jesus.  His way is the Way of Love, and that love has the power to change lives and change the world.”

The Place

Riverside Convention Center

Offering a large open concourse over-looking a two-acre garden in the heart of downtown Riverside, the Riverside Convention Center is the perfect place to hold Diocesan Convention. The exceptional venue, combined with its unique culinary offerings and its special concierge services, ensures a superior and memorable convention. Located at 3698 3rd Street, Riverside, CA 92501, near the Marriott, Hyatt, and Mission Inn hotels.

Getting Prepared

Pre-Convention Deanery Assemblies

Deanery 1
Saturday 10/12 at 10:00 a.m.
St. Paul’s Church
3290 Loma Vista Road, Ventura 93003

Deanery 2
Saturday 10/26 at 10:00 a.m.
St. Martin in the Fields
7136 Winnetka Ave., Winnetka 91306

Deanery 3
Saturday 10/19 at 10:00 a.m.
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
7501 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles 90046

Deanery 4
Saturday 10/19 at 10:00 a.m.
Church of the Magdalene
1011 S. Verdugo Road, Glendale 91205

Deanery 5 & 6
Sunday 10/13 at 3:00 p.m.
St. Mark’s Church
330 East 16th St., Upland 91784

Deanery 7
Saturday 10/19, 10:00 a.m.
St. John’s Church
526 Magnolia Ave., Corona 92879

Deanery 8
Sunday 10/20 at 3:00 p.m.
St. Luke’s Church
525 East 7th St., Long Beach 90813

Deanery 9 & 10
Saturday 10/26 at 9:00 a.m.
St. James’ Church
3209 Via Lido, Newport Beach 92663


Friday Dinner

Make your reservation for a delightful evening of delicious food and live music on Friday, November 15.

Need a Room?

The Diocese has arranged for local hotels to offer rooms at fixed rates when booked through the Secretary of Convention. Housing is now available.


The Diocese will have licensed childcare providers available onsite for kids ages 0-8. Please follow the link below to pre-register.


2018 REcap

Narrative Budget Videos

(Download the supplemental Narrative Budget Slides here).

Home and the Heart of Our Common Life

A Home Where a Room is Prepared for All

At Home in Worshiping Communities of Connection and Mutual Care


2018 REcap

General Convention Deputation Report