The Episcopal Diocese
of El Camino Real
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Salinas, CA 93901

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Salinas, CA 93902

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80th General Convention

July 8 - July 11

The 80th General Convention of the Episcopal Church will be held from Friday, July 8 – Monday, July 11, at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, MD.


Tuesday, June 21st – Zoom Meeting:

You are invited to meet El Camino Real’s deputies and alternates to General Convention on Tuesday, June 21, at 7pm by Zoom. You will have the opportunity to learn how General Convention works to guide the mission and ministry of the Episcopal Church and hear briefly about the important issues facing the church. We’ll also describe the resources available for you to track in real time the legislative process and where you can take a deeper dive into the issues.

The Zoom will open on Tuesday at 7 pm. Click here to join

The zoom link is:



Originally scheduled for July of 2021, the 80th General Convention was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here for more information about the structure and organization of General Convention.

On May 18, 2022 the Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, Secretary of the General Convention and Executive Officer, gave an update about the schedule and who will be able to participate and on May 12, 2022 an update about pending decisions.


The revised dates for the 80th General Convention are from Friday, July 8th through Monday, July 11th.

Updated – Draft Schedule for the 80th General Convention in 2022

Actualizado – Programa preliminar de la 80ª Convención General de 2022

Who participates?

Click here to read an important update about who will be able to participate at the 80th General Convention.

Deputies and Bishops participate in the legislative sessions. Per the Rules of Order for the Deputies and Bishops, only members of that House may be present on the floor, unless invited by the Presiding Officer of the respective House. The Deputies and Bishops will meet, as needed, in a Joint Session.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, out of safety and concern for all attendees, attendance at the 80th General Convention is being limited to Bishops, Deputies, two Alternates, and essential staff and volunteers to facilitate the meeting. No visitors will be allowed. There will no exhibit hall, no affiliated events, nor any public worship services.

Volunteers are a critical part of making General Convention. Hundreds of people volunteer at every General Convention in a variety of roles that range from being present for all of the event to spending an afternoon helping out.


July 8
July 11
80th General Convention | The Episcopal Diocese of El Camino Real