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Media Advisory: Episcopal Church House of Bishops to meet virtually September 16, 2020

September 8, 2020

The House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church will convene a virtual meeting September 16, 2020, from 11:00 am to 3:30pm EDT. This session is a follow-up to the July 2020 gathering and continues the theme “Communion, Divine and Human: Holy Eucharist and Racial Reconciliation”. The bishops will spend time in plenary sessions and table groups discussing issues primarily related to racial reconciliation.  The meeting will be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the health and safety of all involved.

Media representatives wishing to attend the virtual plenary sessions via a listen-only livestream must secure credentials. Pre-registration for all media is required; contact Lisa Webb, associate officer for Public Affairs, at, by Friday, September 11.

House of Bishops

All bishops of The Episcopal Church, active or retired, make up the House of Bishops. The House of Bishops has nearly 300 members and comprises half of the governing body of The Episcopal Church. Like the governing body of the United States, the governing body of The Episcopal Church (called “the General Convention”) is comprised of two Houses: the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies. They meet and act separately, and both Houses must concur to adopt legislation. General Convention meets every three years, and the House of Bishops generally meets twice a year between conventions in a non-legislative capacity. The Presiding Bishop is the president of the House of Bishops.

Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer