Episcopal General Convention


The General Convention of The Episcopal Church is July 5-13 in Austin, Texas.

Every three years, The Episcopal Church has a governance meeting called General Convention. It’s more than legislative activities. According to Fort Worth deputy Katie Sherrod, “it’s combination of family reunion, tent revival, legislation session, county fair, liturgical fashion show, and giant sing-along.”

General Convention is the bicameral (two-house) governing body of the church, comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies. Between Conventions, the General Convention continues to work through its committees and commissions, and the Executive Council of the Episcopal Church carries out the programs and policies adopted by General Convention.

The Episcopal Church Women will hold their triennial meeting concurrent with General Convention.

Volunteer to help!

Austin is a close location compared to other big convention cities in our country, and General Convention is a large event that needs volunteers. Will you help? No matter your talents or physical abilities, there is an area for you to share your gifts with General Convention and The Episcopal Church.

Register here as a volunteer and select the times and type of help you’d like to offer.

Visit the Diocese of Texas’ facebook page for General Convention volunteers.

What’s on the schedule?

View the schedule on the General Convention webpage, and find other and other useful links.

Who are our deputies?

Our diocese elects clergy and lay delegates who serve in the House of Deputies.  Meet the deputies and alternates from the Diocese of Fort Worth here.