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A General Convention Primer  

April 15, 2024
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What is the General Convention? 

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. 

Why is this coming General Convention, the 81st, important? This General Convention marks the conclusion of Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry’s primacy and the election of his successor, the 28th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church.  

Who is going to be there? The short answer is lots of people, just like you, lay and clergy, including deputies from each of our 110 dioceses in the United States and abroad, lay leadership and diocesan bishops, as well as members of the Episcopal Church Women, and other visitors. 

Where is it going to be? LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY! The 81st General Convention will take place June 23 – 28, 2024, in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Kentucky International Convention Center. 

When is it going to be? June 23 – 28, 2024 

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