Constitution and Canons

The Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons is composed of four priests and three lay persons (at least one of whom is an attorney) appointed by the bishop, and the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor(s) who are ex-officio.

Following General Convention, they must ascertain whether changes have been made in the General Church Canons and must report to the next succeeding Annual Convention of the diocese whether any changes are required in the Canons of the Diocese in order to confirm to the Canons of the General Church.

Additionally, all proposed amendments to the Canons of the Diocese shall be submitted to the Standing Committee on Constitution and Canons for its recommendations before the same are considered at Annual Convention.

You may view the current Constitution and Canons for the Diocese of Tennessee by clicking here. A list of committee members may be found here.