General Convention


June 27, 2012

Editors’ note: Updated June 29 by ENS with addition of deacons participating.

[Office of Public Affairs] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori has announced the celebrants and preachers for the daily Eucharists at the upcoming Episcopal Church General Convention.


June 26, 2012

[Office of Public Affairs] Individuals and communities of Episcopalians are invited to add their voices to the “Lament Over the Doctrine of Discovery” by praying at the same time as the special event occurring at General Convention 2012 on Tuesday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern (6:00 p.m...

June 26, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Pauline H.G. Getz, who has served as House of Deputies parliamentarian since 2003, announced late June 25 that she would stand for election as vice president of that house.

In a posting on her Facebook page, Getz said she had been asked to run by some of...

June 26, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] The Report to the 77th General Convention, commonly referred to as “The Blue Book,” is now available as an e-book from three major e-book sellers: Amazon’s Kindle Store, Apple’s iBookstore, and Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Book Store.


June 25, 2012

Sally Johnson

[Episcopal News Service] Sally Johnson, a seven-time General Convention deputy from the Diocese of Minnesota, said June 24 that she will stand for election as vice president of the Episcopal Church’s House of Deputies if a clergy person is elected president of that...

June 22, 2012

[Office of Public Affairs] The General Convention Office of the Episcopal Church is now accepting nominations for clergy and lay volunteers to serve on committees and commissions of the General Convention and committees of the Executive Council.

The 77th General Convention 2012...

June 21, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Just more than 41 percent of the Episcopal Church’s dioceses and regional areas have committed to contributing the full amount asked of them to fund the wider church’s 2012 budget.

According to a report posted June 21 here on the website of the church’s Finance...

June 20, 2012

Editors’ note: Story updated June 22, 2012, to include comments from budget committee chair.

[Episcopal News Service] In a somewhat unusual step, Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on June 21 proposed an alternative budget for consideration by the upcoming meeting of the...

June 11, 2012

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal Church House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson has announced changes in the timetable for electing her successor.

The schedule for electing a new vice president of the house remains the same.

The up-to-date schedule for the elections, which...

June 6, 2012

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs] Acknowledging that the mission of the Episcopal Church is the mission of Christ, the Five Marks of Mission are foundational for the many mission activities underway by congregations, dioceses and individuals.

Now, the Episcopal Church...