The General Convention is the primary governing and legislative body of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. With the exception of the Bible, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Constitution and Canons, it is the ultimate authority in the Episcopal Church. General Convention comprises two houses: the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops. It meets regularly once every three years.
The 80th General Convention met in Baltimore, July 8-11, 2022.
Next up: 81st GC in Louisville! Deputies were elected at our Diocesan Convention on October 22, 2022:
Watch this final message from Mark Spahr recorded as they travel home from #GC80.
Watch first time General Convention Deputy, Sarah Braik, talk about her experience.
Watch General Convention Deputy, the Rev. Claudia Smith, talk about their third day in Baltimore.
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Watch the Rev. Cn. Lisa Fry and Dick Rozene, General Convention Deputies, check-in after day two in Baltimore.
View photos from #GC80:
Watch the Very Rev. Dr. Ben Shambaugh, Dean of the Cathedral and General Convention Deputy recap the deputation’s first day in Baltimore. Continue to pray for them and the work of the convention.
Find a transcript of this video, photos from the deputation, and more on our blog:
General Convention began on July 8th and ran through Monday the 11th and everyone was able to follow along with the action in Baltimore.
The sessions of the House of Deputies and House of Bishops, as well as daily media briefings from the Office of Public Affairs and #GC80 Daily Show videos were available via livestream and on demand on the Media Hub.
We also shared updates from our Maine deputation and Bishop Brown here on the blog and on our social media channels.