The 79th General Convention will be in Austin Texas, July 5th - 13th, 2018.

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 Salt Lake City, Utah in 2015. 

THE GENERAL CONVENTION BLOG

Back in the day, when I was practicing law, I represented a number of businesses and religious groups that were applying to build and operate new radio and television stations. Typically, other entities...

Bishop Russell tells us what he is most thankful for from this General Convention and invites everyone to a post General Convention forum with our deputation on August 4, from 10 a.m to Noon, at @Christ...

July 13, 2018

This afternoon, we heard from two of our deputy leaders, the Rev. Jim Flowers and the Rev. David Knight. Their reflections on the experience of this General Convention follow in the video.

July 13, 2018

My apologies if the Les Miserables reference is lost on you, but there is only one more day left of General Convention. Those of you who watched my homage to the "Star Wars" prayer of Eucharistic Prayer...

July 12, 2018

For those of you who are uninitiated to the workings of General Convention, each day, business comes to the Houses either on the Legislative Calendar or the Consent Calendar. The committee to which the...

July 11, 2018

I will confess, I was not feeling great confidence last week when the House of Deputies approved the revision of the Book of Common Prayer. Though I cut my teeth on the 1928 prayer book, it is the 1979...

July 10, 2018

At its heart, the ministry of camps and conference centers is about formation. It is about creating a place of hospitality and welcome, a place where people can let down their guard and be more open to...

July 9, 2018

At one time in my life, vestry meetings were simply dreadful to me. Long periods of church members fighting over how resources were to be used, what color to paint the parlor, who could be granted permi...

July 9, 2018

Each day at the 79th General Convention, we celebrate Eucharist together. The National Altar Guild Association handles all the preparation for these and other services. It is an enormous undertaking and...

July 8, 2018

In this video report, General Convention deputy, Joe McDaniel, offers his reflection on these three things: what has fed his soul during #GC79, what has inspired him, and what will he bring back to our...

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QUICK LINKS

HOUSE OF BISHOPS

The Rt. Rev. J. Russell Kendrick

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HOUSE OF DEPUTIES - CLERGY

The Rev. Peter Wong | Nativity, Dothan

The Rev. David Knight | St. Simon's, Fort Walton Beach

The Rev. John George | Good Shepherd, Mobile

The Rev. Jim Flowers | All Saints, Mobile

ALTERNATES

The Rev. Jo Popham | St. Stephen's, Brewton

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HOUSE OF DEPUTIES - LAY

Joe McDaniel, Jr. | Christ Church, Pensacola

Gary Moore | St. Paul's, Daphne

Scott Remington | St. Christopher's, Pensacola

June Linke | Christ Church, Pensacola

ALTERNATES

David Quittmeyer | Trinity, Mobile

Lynn Ferren | St. Patrick's, Panama City

Vincent Currie, Jr. | Christ Church, Pensacola

Eugene Johnston, Jr. | St. John's, Mobile

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GENERAL CONVENTION
Discipleship. Development. Discernment.
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