Official Seal of the General Convention

Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons

CANON I.1.2(n) (3) A Standing Commission on Constitution and Canons. The Standing Commission shall: (i) Review such proposed amendments to the Constitution and Canons as may be submitted to the Commission, placing each such proposed amendment in proper Constitutional or Canonical form including all amendments necessary to effect the proposed change. The Commission shall express its views with respect to the substance of any such proposal only to the proponent thereof; Provided, however, that no member of the Commission shall, by reason of membership, be deemed to be disabled from expressing, before a Legislative Committee or on the floor of the House of membership, personal views with respect to the substance of any such proposed amendment. (ii) Conduct a continuing comprehensive review of the Constitution and Canons with respect to their internal consistency and clarity, and on the basis of such a review propose to the General Convention such technical amendments to the Constitution and Canons as in the opinion of the Commission are necessary or desirable in order to achieve such consistency and clarity without altering the substance of any Constitutional and Canonical provisions; Provided, however, that the Commission shall propose, for the consideration of the appropriate Legislative Committees of the two Houses, such amendments to the Constitution and Canons as in the opinion of the Commission are technically desirable but involve a substantive alteration of a Constitutional or Canonical provision.. (iii) On the basis of such review suggest to the Executive Council and the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society such amendments to their respective By-laws as in the opinion of the Commission are necessary or desirable in order to conform the same to the Constitution and Canons. (iv) Discharge such other duties as shall from time to time be assigned by the General Convention.
Name Position Term ends Diocese, Province
Cathcart, Mr. William Chair 2015 Oklahoma, VII
Simon, Mr. James Vice-Chair 2018 Ohio, V
Smith, Mr. Marcellus Secretary 2015 Alabama, IV
Ahrens, The Rt. Rev. Laura Member 2018 Connecticut, I
Brownridge, The Very Rev. Walter Member 2015 Hawaii, VIII
Burt, Mr. Henry Member 2018 Virginia, III
Castellan, The Rev. Megan Member 2018 West Missouri, VII
Getz, Ms. Pauline Member 2018 San Diego, VIII
Henderson, Jr., The Rt. Rev. Dorsey Member 2015 Upper South Carolina, IV
Hollerith, The Rt. Rev. Herman Member 2018 Southern Virginia, III
Wells, Ms. Kathleen Member 2015 Fort Worth, VII
Wirth, The Rev. Canon Bradley Member 2018 Montana, VI
Jefferts Schori, The Most Rev. Katharine Ex Officio 2015 Nevada, VIII
Jennings, The Rev. Gay C. Ex Officio 2015 Ohio, V
Porpeglia, Ms. Dorothy-Jane Representative of the President of the House of Deputies 2015 Albany, II
Runnels, The Rev. Dr. Rufus Stanley Liaison of Executive Council 2015 West Missouri, VII
Kostel, Ms. Mary Staff 2015
Planned meetings
Date(s) Location Documents
November 13 (Tele/Web conference)
November 20 (Tele/Web conference)
Past Meetings
Dates Location Minutes Documents
October 30 (Tele/Web conference)
October 16 (Tele/Web conference)
October 6 - 8 Salt Lake City, Utah
September 18 (Tele/Web conference) Download
August 21 (Tele/Web conference) Download
August 7 (Tele/Web conference) Download
July 24 (Tele/Web conference) Download
June 26 (Tele/Web conference) Download
May 15 (Tele/Web conference) Download
April 8 (Tele/Web conference) Download
February 24 - 26 Linthicum Heights, Maryland Download
October 30, 2013 (Tele/Web conference) Download
August 15, 2013 (Tele/Web conference) Download
July 25, 2013 (Tele/Web conference)
May 16, 2013 (Tele/Web conference) Download
April 4, 2013 (Tele/Web conference) Download
November 12-15, 2012 St. Louis, Missouri Download
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