Official Seal of the General Convention

Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music

CANON I.1.2(n) (6) A Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music. The Custodian of the Book of Common Prayer shall be a member ex officio with voice, but without vote. The Standing Commission shall: (i) Discharge such duties as shall be assigned to it by the General Convention as to policies and strategies concerning the common worship of this Church. (ii) Collect, collate and catalogue material bearing upon possible future revisions of the Book of Common Prayer. (iii) Cause to be prepared and to present to the General Convention recommendations concerning the Lectionary, Psalter, and offices for special occasions as authorized or directed by the General Convention or House of Bishops. (iv) Recommend to the General Convention authorized translations of the Holy Scripture from which the Lessons prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer are to be read. (v) Receive and evaluate requests for consideration of individuals or groups to be included in the Calendar of the Church year and make recommendations thereon to the General Convention for acceptance or rejection. (vi) Collect, collate, and catalogue material bearing upon possible future revisions of The Hymnal 1982 and other musical publications regularly in use in this Church and encourage the composition of new musical materials. (vii) Cause to be prepared and present to the General Convention recommendations concerning the musical settings of liturgical texts and rubrics, and norms as to liturgical music and the manner of its rendition. (viii) At the direction of the General Convention, serve the Church in matters pertaining to policies and strategies concerning Church music.
Name Position Term ends Diocese, Province
Meyers, The Rev. Dr. Ruth Chair 2015 California, VIII
Miller, The Rt. Rev. Steven Vice-Chair 2015 Milwaukee, V
Olsen, Dr. Derek Secretary 2018 Maryland, III
Carmona, The Rev. Dr. Paul Member 2018 San Diego, VIII
Ely, The Rt. Rev. Thomas Member 2015 Vermont, I
Hamlett, O.P., Br. Br. Christopher Member 2015 Virginia, III
Hernandez, Ms. Ana Member 2018 New York, II
Keane, Mr. Drew Nathaniel Member 2018 Georgia, IV
Sloan, The Rt. Rev. John McKee Member 2015 Alabama, IV
Surratt, Mr. Beau Member 2015 Chicago, V
Weil, The Rev. Dr. Louis Member 2015 California, VIII
Wilson, The Rev. Canon Sandye Member 2018 Newark, II
Jefferts Schori, The Most Rev. Katharine Ex Officio 2015 Nevada, VIII
Jennings, The Rev. Gay C. Ex Officio 2015 Ohio, V
Cortright, The Rev. Canon Amy Chambers Representative of the President of the House of Deputies 2015 Missouri, V
Baker, The Very Rev. Dr. Brian Liaison of Executive Council 2015 Northern California, VIII
Ifill, The Rev. Angela Staff 2015
Howe, The Rev. Canon Gregory Custodian to the Book of Common Prayer 2015 Delaware, III
Planned meetings
Date(s) Location Documents
September 11 (Tele/Web conference)
October 20 - 23 Concord, New Hampshire
Past Meetings
Dates Location Minutes Documents
May 6 (Tele/Web conference)
February 25 (Tele/Web conference)
December 18, 2013 (Tele/Web conference)
September 10, 2013 (Tele/Web conference)
June 24-26, 2013 Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 18, 2013 (Tele/Web conference) Download
January 23, 2013 (Tele/Web conference) Download
January 9, 2013 (Tele/Web conference)
November 12-15, 2012 St. Louis, Missouri Download