St. Paul's is an Episcopal Church. We follow the Constitution and Canons of the national Episcopal Church; the canons of our diocese, the Episcopal Church in Connecticut; and our own by-laws.
Below are links to our governance documents. Questions? Contact Rev. Helena or a vestry member!
St. Paul's Local By-Laws
St. Paul's is run by its clergy and the lay leaders called the Vestry.
The Vestry passes the annual budget and supports the clergyperson in making decisions about the parish. Like a board of trustees, they have fiduciary responsibility over the parish's finances. Senior and Junior Wardens, along with the Clerk, Treasurer and Assistant Treasurer, constitute the officers of the Vestry. At-large vestry members serve for three years.
St. Paul's by-laws, updated as of 2023
St. Paul's meets each January for its Annual Meeting. All active members of the church are encouraged to attend. Committees and ministries give updates on their work from the prior year, as do the other leaders of the parish.
Episcopal Church in Connecticut
Every year in the fall, clergy and lay representatives from each parish meet to discern how God is calling us, as a diocese, to act in the world.