General Convention Deputation

General Convention Deputation

The 80th General Convention is scheduled to be in Baltimore in 2021. But with the Covid-19 Pandemic, decisions are in process about when and how it might be held.

What is the General Convention?

The General Convention of The Episcopal Church is the bicameral (two-house) governing body of the Church, held once every three years. It is comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay representatives elected from the 110 dioceses of the Church, at more than 800 members. Several interim bodies also carry on work in between conventions.

The Episcopal Church Women (ECW) triennial meeting convenes in the same location July 5 – 11. The General Convention website has attendee information, calendars and schedules.

How does General Convention work?

For that, friends, we will send you to our deputation blog. Learn how convention works, how to get connected to more information, and subscribe to receive updates from our deputies. We’ve loaded the deputation blog with convention details and we will be rolling out updates. Go to the blog now. 

How General Convention works

What's on the schedule? How do I find out what's going on?
For that, friends, we will send you to our deputation blog. Learn how to get connected, track legislation, watch online, and subscribe to receive updates from our deputies. We’ve loaded the deputation blog with convention details and we will be rolling out updates. Go to the blog now.

Get connected!

How can I volunteer?

The 2021 General Convention will be hosted by the Diocese of Maryland. Because arrangements for the convention are still being discussed in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, no volunteers are being sought at this time.

 

Meet the 2021 General Convention Deputation from the Episcopal Diocese of Fort Worth (Hover over the photos to see names):

Clergy Alternate Deputies:

 

 

Lay Alternate Deputies:

Resources for Deputies

View an email to the House of Deputies with links to a variety of resources.