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The Blue Book is in the mail!

May 1, 2009

The Report to the 76th General Convention, commonly referred to as the Blue Book, is in the mail to all bishops, deputies, registered alternate deputies and registrants who have paid to receive all legislative materials to the General Convention of The Episcopal Church.

General Convention 2009 (GC09) will be held July 8 – 17 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California (Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles).

The Episcopal Church’s General Convention, held every three years, is the bicameral governing body of the church. General Convention, the second largest legislative body in the world, is comprised of the House of Bishops, with upwards of 200 members, and the House of Deputies, with clergy and lay representatives from the 110 dioceses, at over 700 members.

The Blue Book, at over 800 pages, contains the reports of the committees, commissions, agencies and boards to the General Convention, as well as some of the hundreds of resolutions that will be considered at the July event

The Blue Book has been available online since April 1 and can be accessed at

The Spanish version of the Blue Book will be available in June.

For questions about the Blue Book, contact Allison Lee in the General Convention office, 212-716-614 1, or

The Episcopal Church, with 110 dioceses in 15 nations, is a member province of the Worldwide Anglican Communion.

And this year, the cover of the Blue Book is maroon.

Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer