The 80th General Convention of The Episcopal Church will meet July 8 - 11, 2022 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Originally scheduled for July of 2021, the 80th General Convention was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and later shortened from 10 legislative days to four and modifications to the number of attendees and legislative process.
The General Convention is the Church’s highest temporal authority. As such, it has the power to amend the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church; to amend the Book of Common Prayer and to authorize other liturgical texts; to adopt the budget for the Church; to create covenants and official relationships with other branches of the Church; to determine requirements for its clergy and other leaders; to elect its officers, members of the Executive Council, and certain other groups; to delegate responsibilities to the Interim Bodies of The Episcopal Church; and to carry out various other responsibilities and authority.
We invite you to follow along as deputies and bishops participate in the legislative sessions. The Episcopal Church has curated a hub for all things related to this year's streamlined General Convention. Below, you'll find links to that hub and several other resources to keep you updated each day.
At our diocesan convention in 2020, we elected clergy and lay deputation to represent the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast at the 80th General Convention. Meet our deputies!
House of Bishops
House of Deputies