2022*: The 80th 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 General Convention also includes Interim Bodies which meet between the triennial sessions to accomplish ongoing work and tasks set in the triennial sessions. The last session of the General Convention was in Austin Texas in July of 2018.
*The next session of the General Convention, which was originally scheduled for 2021, has been postponed due to the Pandemic. The 80th General Convention will meet in Baltimore, July 7 - 14, 2022.
For latest updates, visit the General Convention website HERE.
When and Where is it?
Dates & location announced for General Convention 2022: Following a decision by the Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements, the General Convention Office has announced the ten legislative dates for the 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church: July 7-14, 2022.
General Convention 2021 will be held at The Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland (Episcopal Diocese of Maryland).
Over the next years, the General Convention Office will provide information, materials, educational items and other features about the General Convention, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, and Baltimore, MD.
“The Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements and the General Convention Office are already hard at work to plan and enhance our meeting in Baltimore for the 80th General Convention,” noted the Rev. Canon Dr. Michael Barlowe, executive officer and chair of the committee. “Building upon the successful innovations in Austin, and guided by the evaluations we received, the Committee is excited about our meeting in 2021.”
What is it?
General Convention is the triennial legislative gathering of The Episcopal Church and many of its national and global partners. The triennial gathering of Episcopal Church Women also takes place concurrently.
About 3,500 participate in the event and several thousand others will visit at some point to take part in activities ranging from worship, to exhibit hall time, to organizational dinners and special programs.
In addition to being a time devoted to legislative matters such as study, discussion, and voting, General Convention is also like a big family reunion. Seminaries and colleges host alumni gatherings; national organizations hold luncheons, dinners, or award presentations; and groups of friends from across the country and around the world gather to renew friendships.
The General Convention Website is HERE, which is where you'll find resources, including the schedule and Blue Book.
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