The General Convention of The Episcopal Church

The General Convention of the Episcopal Church

The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. Every three years it meets as a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, composed of deputies and bishops from each diocese.

The Executive Council serves as the governing body of The Episcopal Church between sessions of the General Convention, charged specifically with executing the program and policies adopted by the General Convention. They also serve as the board for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America (commonly referred to as the DFMS) and for the Executive Office of the General Convention.

The General Convention also includes Interim Bodies (various commissions, committees, task forces, agencies and boards) which meet between the triennial sessions to accomplish ongoing work and tasks set in the triennial sessions.

For further information, please see the about pages on this website and the information from the GCO database linked in the Governance menu item above.

The 81st General Convention will meet in Louisville, KY June 23 – 28, 2024. Additional information will be posted to our “81st General Convention” menu as it becomes available.

Information about the 81st General Convention, meeting June 23 – 28, 2024 in Louisville, Kentucky

(Click the below link for information for Attendees, Blue Book Reports, Budget Information, Calendars, the Houses of the General Convention, Legislative Resources, the Presiding Bishop Nominees, and Worship Information.)

The 81st General Convention

 

(Click the below link for links to livestream video of the houses, information on the  “Love. Always.” Revival, press releases, news articles and other communications and media information provided by DFMS communications.)

The Media Hub

Legislative Information for GC81

2024 vbinder

Legislative Resources page

Legislative information including resolutions, memorials, legislative committee meetings, the proposed budget, house calendars, committee reports and election information is available on  the current (2024) vbinder at https://vbinder.net. In addition, the Legislative Resources page contains a variety of links and information.

For additional non-legislative information look at the 81st General Convention page and the corresponding menu link in our site menu for a large amount of information related to the General Convention event happening in June of 2024.

Authoritative Source for Legislative Information from past General Convention Meetings

Journal of the General Convention

The authoritative source for legislative information for each past General Convention meeting is the Journal of the General Convention. This includes the resolutions within the house minutes, makeup of the houses, election results, adopted budget, and the registrar information and recorder information for the triennium. The current Journal can be found on the publications menu of this site or at the link above. Past journals can be found on the journals page in the digital archives section of the website of the Episcopal Church Archives. In addition the text of concurred resolutions from past General Conventions, taken from the Journals, can be found at the Acts of Convention, on the website of the Episcopal Church Archives.

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