The 77th General Convention, the governing body of The Episcopal Church.
The 77th General Convention of the Episcopal Church took place July 5-12, 2012 in Indianapolis, IN. The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. The Convention is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies, which has more than 800 members (up to four clergy and four lay people from each diocese), and the House of Bishops, which is comprised of more than 300 active and retired bishops. The Convention meets every three years.
CLICK HERE for Bishop Hollerith's message following General Convention
CLICK HERE for an interview with Bishop Hollerith regarding General Convention Resolution A049, the blessing of same gender unions
General Convention website - http://generalconvention.org/gc
The Bishop & Deputy Handbook, General Convention Schedule and other resources can be downloaded HERE.
The Report to the 77th General Convention, commonly referred to as the Blue Book, is available for download or purchase HERE.
Keep up with Diocesan Deputation at General Convention
You can follow news and updates from our diocese's General Convention deputation at their blogspot, www.diosovagc.blogspot.com. During General Convention, we'll also be posting updates on the diocesan Facebook page.
Diocese of Southern Virginia Deputation:
Rev. John Baldwin
Rev. Chris Cunningham
Rev. Anna Noon
Rev. Samantha Vincent-Alexander (Head of Deputation)
Ms. Cindy Barnes
Mr. Matthew Grizzle
Ms. Athena Hahn
Mr. Tony Robinson
Clergy Alternate Deputies:
Rev. Charles Robinson – 1st alternate
Rev. Dennis Patterson Jr – 2nd alternate
Rev. Dr. John Agbaje – 3rd alternate
Lay Alternate Deputies:
Ms. Samantha Sessions – 1st alternate
Ms. Mary Lou Crifasi – 2nd alternate
Dr. William Todd – 3rd alternate