House of Bishops. Minutes

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House of Bishops. Minutes


  • 1804-1959 (Creation)


14.5 cu.ft. (36 boxes)

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The House of Bishops is made up of all actively serving bishops and those who have resigned their jurisdictions. Eligible members include all diocesan and assisting bishops elected or canonically appointed from the dioceses, area missions, and special jurisdictions of the United States and nineteen other countries, including a number of churches in Europe, Latin America, Taiwan, and Haiti. The House of Bishops meets in “interim” sessions between meetings of the General Convention and, acting in their pastoral and teaching mode, may explore issues of theological, social or mission concern. The House may not take any binding action, however, without the approval of the General Convention.

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This collection contains minutes of the House of Bishops meetings and special sessions.


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Access to Episcopal Church records is governed by the Archives Public Access Policy. Research requests must be submitted in writing.

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The Archives is able to respond to limited requests for reproductions subject to copyright restrictions, internal policy, and the condition of the source documents.

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  • English

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House of Bishops. Pastoral Letters, 1808-1958
House of Bishops Committee Records, 1856-1946
House of Bishops Records, 1967-1972
House of Bishops Records, 1953-1984

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