Episcopal Church Constitution and Canons available; reflects updates from General Convention 2015

Posted Mar 8, 2016

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Executive Officer of the General Convention, announces that the Constitution, Canons and Rules of Order of The Episcopal Church, reflecting all updates and amendments approved at the 78th General Convention, is now available in English.

Check the General Convention website here to download a free digital version in pdf format, or to purchase a print copy for $35.  A Spanish translation of the digital file, now in progress, is expected to be available on the General Convention website by the end of March.

The Episcopal Church’s 78th General Convention was held June 25 – July 3, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT (Diocese of Utah).  The Episcopal Church’s General Convention is held every three years, and is the bicameral governing body of the Church. It is 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 108 dioceses and three regional areas of the Church, at more than 800 members.

Questions for the Office of the General Convention can be directed to gcoffice@episcopalchurch.org

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