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Advancing to General Convention 2015: registration open for children's program; applications available for counselors

March 17, 2015
The Public Affairs Office

Registration is now open for the Children’s Program for General Convention 2015.

The Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention, June 25 – July 3, will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT (Diocese of Utah).

The Children’s Program will operate Thursday, June 25 to Friday, July 3, opening at 7:15 am through the close of business sessions. An open house is slated for Wednesday, June 24.

Children of deputies, alternates, bishops, and others attending General Convention are eligible for the children’s program; ages newborns through completed fifth grade.  Cost is $70 per day and includes lunch, snacks and activities, such as participation in the daily liturgy.

Registration is available here

“The General Convention Children’s Program is so much more than just a place for children to be while their parents do church work,” commented the Rev. Shannon Kelly, Acting Missioner for Campus and Young Adult Ministries for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society. “Children are a part of The Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion and it is essential that they are present.”

The Children’s Program was set at the 75th General Convention in 2006 in Columbus OH through Resolution D059.


Counselors and junior counselors

Applications are now accepted for youth to serve as counselors and junior counselors in the General Convention Children’s Program.

To be eligible, applicants must be in grades six through 12, and have a parent(s) already registered for General Convention as a bishop, deputy, exhibitor or volunteer.

Applications are accepted through April 20. Adult recommendations required.  There will be a day-long training on Tuesday, June 23.

Registration here


For more information, eligibility, and application contact Kelly.


The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It comprises the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 active and retired bishops, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay deputies elected from the 109 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members.




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Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer