The Joint Standing Committee on Planning and Arrangements, chaired by Executive Officer Michael Barlowe, has met and established that the next General Convention will have six legislative days from Sunday, June 23 to Friday, June 28, 2024, the committee announced in a newsletter.
Details of the schedule, including additional dates for meetings and orientation, are being developed by a subcommittee of planning and arrangements. A full schedule will be announced in early 2023.
The schedule is longer than this year’s pandemic-shortened four-day meeting but far shorter than the large churchwide gathering’s traditional duration.
General Convention, which typically meets every three years, has historically been a hub for legislative activity, networking and fellowship, noted Episcopal News Service in this story. As the church’s primary, bicameral governing body, it splits its authority between the House of Bishops and House of Deputies. Among its responsibilities is approval of a three-year churchwide budget, as well as hundreds of additional resolutions covering everything from liturgical revisions to the church’s positions on public policy issues, from food insecurity to paid family leave to comprehensive immigration reform.