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January 5, 2015
The Public Affairs Office

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

Applications for credentials for media representatives requesting to cover the General Convention 2015 of The Episcopal Church are available here

Two types of credentials are available: Onsite, for those who will be attending; and Offsite, designed to provide virtual access to media representatives unable to attend General Convention 2015.

The General Convention, which meets every three years, is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. The Convention is a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Bishops, with approximately 200 members; and the House of Deputies, with more than 800 lay and clergy members from 109 dioceses and missionary jurisdictions.

During its triennial meeting, deputies and bishops consider a wide range of important matters facing the Church. Among the actions of the 2015 General Convention will be: the election and confirmation of the 27th Presiding Bishop; the report of The Episcopal Church Task Force on the Study of Marriage which was commissioned by the 2012 General Convention; consideration of proposed changes in the Episcopal Church's structure; and the review and approval of the church’s triennial budget.

Media policies and procedures for General Convention 2015 are here

Deputies/alternates and vendors/exhibitors to General Convention 2015 are not eligible for media credentials.

Credentials will be available beginning at noon on June 22 in the Salt Palace Convention Center.

For more info contact Neva Rae Fox, Episcopal Church Public Affairs Officer,, 212-716-6080.

Nancy Cox Davidge
Public Affairs Officer