DIOCESAN GOVERNANCE

GENERAL CONVENTION

General Convention is the highest governing body of The Episcopal Church, meeting every three years and made up of the Church’s bishops and elected lay and ordained deputies from each diocese.

For a informative dive into the polity and legislative process of General Convention, take a look at this 20-page booklet.

The 79th General Convention will meet this summer in Austin, Texas, from July 5 – 13. The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) Triennial meeting convenes in the same location July 5 to 11. See calendars for General Convention, ECW, and draft GC Schedule.