General Convention – 2022, introduction

General Convention will be held for 4 days (Fri July 8 through Monday , July 11, 2022) in Baltimore MD.

General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. It typically meets every three years as a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops composed of deputies and bishops from each diocese. It is also the largest churchwide gathering, drawing together upwards of 5,000 attendees.

The General Convention addresses a lot of internal issues of the institutional church. Who are we as Episcopalians? What do we care about? What should we be doing, and how, when, and with whom?

It is a grueling pace for those participating. Most days Deputies and Bishops will start around 7 or 7:30 am and stay on the go through at least 10 pm each night. The typical deputy day involves Worship, legislative sessions, workshops, and meetings. Evening legislative sessions happen toward the end of General Convention as resolutions and canons come out of committees.

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