General Convention 2018

79th General Convention
Austin, TX
July 5-13

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry and thousands more Episcopalians are coming to Austin July 5-13 to engage, worship, and follow Jesus into loving, liberating, and life-giving relationship with God, with each other, and with the earth.

Saturday, July 7 – 5:30-7 p.m. (worship), 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (party)

Worship: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who delivered the sermon at the Royal Wedding, will preach at this revival at the Palmer Events Center, across Lady Bird Lake from the Convention Center in downtown Austin.  With extraordinary music, this liturgical highlight of the General Convention will raise our hearts and spirits as we celebrate the Episcopal branch of the Jesus Movement. Invite your friends and neighbors!

Texas Night: Following the worship service, the Diocese of Texas is hosting a Texas Backyard Barbecue. All are welcome! We’ll have cold drinks, warm hospitality, local snacks, a cash bar, and an optional pre-paid supper. Get the details!

Parking Information and Directions


Help us show our Texas hospitality and meet people from all over the country and the world! We still have more than 300 shifts waiting for just the right person.As a host parish, St. David’s will be heavily involved in all aspects of the convention. Sign-ups are now underway to volunteer. You can also follow the General Convention Volunteers Facebook page. Children’s Program is available for children of volunteers; sign up here.


The General Convention 2018 schedule and events along with related activities are available in the “Overview Calendar: What’s Happening at General Convention.”


The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years to consider the legislative business of the church. General Convention is the bicameral governing body of the Church, comprised of 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. To learn more, see the General Convention 101 art brochure produced by the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. It’s a fun and easy way to learn the basics!

Between Conventions, the General Convention continues to work through its committees and commissions.  The Executive Council of the Episcopal Church carries out the programs and policies adopted by General Convention.