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November 2024
144th Diocesan Council 2024
Diocesan Council 2024 will be held
at St. Mark's RE Church in Rydal
, PA
and St. Paul's RE Church in Oreland, PA
on Thursday and Friday, November 7-8.

All clergy are invited to vest for the opening service of Holy Communion on the first day of Council - white stoles.


NEMA Diocesan Council will begin at St. Mark's R.E. Church in Rydal, PA, on Thursday, November 7, 2024.  The opening service of Communion will be held at St. Mark's, following which Council will travel individually to St. Paul's R.E. Church in Oreland, PA, for lunch and afternoon business sessions.  Council will recess in time for individuals to make their own dinner arrangements Thursday night.  On Friday Council will resume with Morning Prayer service, followed by a teaching session and another business session.  Council hopes to adjourn Friday before lunch time.


Also, there will be no host hotel.  A list of local hotels will be posted below with projected rates.  Most closest hotels are found along the I-276 PA Turnpike corridor centered on the Ft. Washington exit.


The Registration Fee for Council will be $50 for all delegates, clergy and laity.  We will use an EventBrite payment website to collect fees and organize our delegate data.  The fee includes the administrative costs of Council as well as the shared lunch on Thursday.  Individuals who are accompanying delegates to Thursday lunch but not voting or attending business sessions may use the reduced Lunch-Only option.

CLICK HERE to transfer to the Registration website.


CLICK HERE to open the Downloadable PDF of the Certificate of Lay Delegates for 2023


- Council Schedule 2023  (V1- 9/11)

- Directions to/from Church    (9/11)

- List of Area Hotels   (9/11)

- List of Local Restaurants   (9/11)

- Minutes of NEMA Diocesan Council '23

- Diocesan Council Order of Business (from 2014)

- R.E. Rules of Order (from 2014)

- Credential Committee Report  (10/20 V2)

- Program Committee Report  (10/19)

- ALLREPORTS PDF Report Packet  (


Council Reports and Additions:

Reports of Officers & Elective Boards:

- Bishop Gillin's Report  (10/19)

- Bishop Gillin's Exhortation   (V2 -11/6)

- Bishop Jenkin's Report   (10/18)

- Standing Committee Report  (10/16)

- Trustees Secretary Report   (10/19)

- Trustees Treasurers Report   (10/19)

- R.E. Seminary Report   (10/20 V2)

- Nominations Committee Report  (10/24)

Reports of Committees:

- Constitutions & Canons  (10/15)

- Examining Chaplains   (10/25)

- Memorials  (10/6)

- Christian Education   (no report)

- Young People's Work   (10/25)

- Evangelism & Church Growth  (10/26)

     see also

- State of the Diocese   (10/19)

- Looney-Hoffman Fund   (9/6)

- Bassinger Home Fund   (10/16)

- Public Relations  (10/25)

- Official Auditor   (see Treasurers Report)

Special Appointed Committees:

- Spiritual Growth & Nurture   (10/19)
     Clergy Retreat Brochure

- History of the Diocese   (10/21)

- Foreign Missions   (10/19)
     see also
     BFM September Newsletter
     2023 Advent BFM Appeal

- Short-term Missions    (10/25)

- Ministry to Men

- Women's Ministries   (10/7)

- Ministry Wives   (10/19)

Additional Reports and Documents:

- Lay Delegate Certification Form 2023

- NEMA Tithe Calculation Form 2022

- Bishop's Committee Appointments 2023-24

Teaching Sessions:

- Thursday Session 1 (Gillin):

   - - -PowerPoint for TS1  (V2 - 11/6)

   - - -PDF of PPT for TS1  (V2 - 11/6)
- Friday Session 2  (Jenkins)
       (presented orally)

Display Tables:
   RE Seminary
   Anglican Schools Association
   Board of Foreign Missions


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