About General Convention
General Convention is the triennial meeting of The Episcopal Church's legislative body. It operates as a democracy, on a model similar to that of the US congress. At General Convention there is a House of Bishops, and a House of Deputies (Deputies are elected lay and clergy members). Both houses vote seperately on resolutions to guide the future mission, liturgy, and policies of TEC, and both houses must accept a resolution for it to pass into action. Click here for a chart showing the path of a resolution through General Convention
With more than 800 Lay and Ordained Deputies, and 200 Bishops, The General Convention of the Episcopal Church is one of the Worlds largest legislative bodies.
Links and Resources
Official Legislation Tracker- Visit the official legislation tracker to keep an eye on the status of the resolutions that matter most to you. You can also view the current and original texts of the resolutions.
Types of Resolutions- This document explains the different types of resolutions and how they came to be considered at General Convention
Map of Anglican Provinces- This map shows the Provinces of the Anglican Communion.
Rhode Island is part of Province I, also known as "the Province of New England www.province1.org
Episcopal Glossary- The Episcopal Church has some difficult Acronymns and an extensive vocabulary, if you heard a word on this site or in the news that you aren't sure about the meaning of, check this Glossary compiled by The Episcopal Church office of Public Affairs
Episcopal Resource List- This Resource list defines and explains many of the Episcopal Church's committees and councils