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.


Watch the live steam of General Convention here.
Follow along on Twitter with hashtag #GC79 and #EDOTGC79

ATTEND WORSHIP (at the Austin Convention Center, unless otherwise noted)

Tuesday, July 10, Eucharist, 5:15 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, Eucharist, 5:15 p.m.
Thursday, July 12, Closing Eucharist, 7:30 p.m.


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.