The General Convention of
The Episcopal Church


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 Austin Texas in July of 2018. The next session of the General Convention will meet in Baltimore in 2021.



The website pages from the 79th General Convention, which took place in Austin in 2018, are currently still available at:

The virtual binder is also still available. Click on the below icon to access the virtual binder online.


News and Announcements


Revised Book of Occasional Services / El libro de ritos ocasionales revisado

Liturgical Resources / Recursos litúrgicos

The Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music announces that the revised Book of Occasional Services is now availabe on the publications page of the General Convention website. Please use the above red link.

La Comisión Permanente de Liturgia y Música anuncia que el Libro de ritos ocasionales revisado ya está disponible en la página de publicaciones del sitio web de la Convención General. Por favor, utilice el enlace rojo anterior.


Updated Constitution and Canons now available

Constitution and Canons-2018 / Constitución y Cánones-2018

The Constitution and Canons together with The Rules of Order, including all updates from the 79th General Convention, is now available. Click the above link to find links to the digital files or to the page where a print version may be purchased.

La Constitución y Cánones junto con las Reglas de Orden, incluidas todas las actualizaciones de la 79ª Convención General, ya está disponible. Haga clic en el enlace anterior para encontrar enlaces a archivos digitales o a la página donde se puede comprar una versión impresa.


Official List of Interim Bodies 2018-2021 now available

Please click the below link for an official list of the Interim Bodies for 2018-2021


Resolutions Referred to All Dioceses


Information about Resolutions referred to Dioceses for Action or Consideration is now available at the above links.

La información sobre las Resoluciones remitidas a las Diócesis para su Decisión o Consideración está disponible en los enlaces de arriba.


Title IV website

The new website "Understanding Title IV"  is now available at the following link.


Report of the House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation

The  report of the House of Deputies Special Committee on Sexual Harassment and Exploitation--June 2018 is now available on our blue book page in the additional reports section, or at the below link. Please note that not all resolutions in the report have their assigned resolution numbers, as at the time the report was received not all resolutions had been submitted for processing.


Report of the Commission on Impairment and Leadership

This report is now available in English and Spanish on the Publications Page of this website, or use the below direct links.   

Ahora está disponible este informe en inglés y español en la página de publicaciones de este sitio web, o utilice los enlaces directos a continuación.


Model Policies

Model Policies for the Protection of Children and Youth, and of Vulnerable Adults, provided by the Task Force to Update Sexual Misconduct Policies, are now available on the Publications page of this website.  Or use the direct links to these .pdf documents below: