General Convention 2022

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The General Convention is the governing body of The Episcopal Church. Every three years it meets as a bicameral legislature that includes the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops, comprising deputies and bishops from each diocese.

The 80th General Convention, July 9-11, 2022, in Baltimore, Md., (postponed from 2021) was redesigned as a shorter, smaller event due to COVID-19 precautions. 


Follow along online

  • The social media hashtag is #GC80.
  • Watch daily livestreams of legislative sessions and worship, along with other video offerings on the Media Hub.
  • Links to additional online General Convention resources are collected on the church's Office of Public Affairs here, including links to the schedule, resolutions and more.
  • Find Episcopal News Service's coverage here.
  • Find additional coverage from House of Deputies News here

Deputy dispatches

Our deputies plan to send us video dispatches as their busy schedule allows.  Find them posted here.

Diocese of Massachusetts Deputation

Almighty and everliving God, source of all wisdom and understanding, be present with those who take counsel in General Convention for the renewal and mission of your Church. Teach us in all things to seek first your honor and glory. Guide us to perceive what is right, and grant us both the courage to pursue it and the grace to accomplish it; through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen. [The Book of Common Prayer, p. 818]

Diocese of Massachusetts lay and clerical deputes to General Convention 2022

Lay deputies (top row, from left):

  • Byron Rushing, St. John St. James Church, Roxbury
  • Betsy Ridge Madsen, Church of the Advent, Boston
  • William C. Boyce, Grace Church, New Bedford
  • Brian Litzenberger, Trinity Church, Concord
  • Kevin Miller, Epiphany Parish, Walpole, First alternate

Clerical deputies (bottom row, from left):

  • The Rev. Edwin Johnson, St. Mary's Church, Dorchester
  • The Rev. H. Mark Smith, Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Boston
  • The Rev. Chris Wendell, St. Paul's Church, Bedford
  • The Rev. Dr. Karen Coleman, Trinity Church, Boston and Boston University
  • The Rev. Isaac Martinez, First alternate
Bishop Alan Gates, Bishop Gayle Harris, Bishop Carol Gallagher

Bishops attending from the Diocese of Massachusetts (from left):

  • The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop Diocesan
  • The Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan
  • The Rt. Rev. Carol J. Gallagher, Regional Canon