General Convention Office. Jurisdictional Records

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General Convention Office. Jurisdictional Records


  • 1970-1989 (Creation)


.4 cu.ft. (3 boxes)


The General Convention is the bicameral legislature and chief policy making body of The Episcopal Church. Established in 1789 by Article I of the Constitution of The Episcopal Church, it consists of a House of Bishops and a House of Deputies. It is the highest council of the Church that governs the American province of the Anglican Communion, including the United States and several overseas dioceses in Central and South America. The General Convention meets once every three years to consider legislation proposed by bishops, deputies, official interim bodies of General Convention, and dioceses and provinces. This polity and process bears similarity to and draws inspiration from the bicameral legislation of the United States.

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Ecclesiastical jurisdictional records include filings maintained by the General Convention Office as supporting documentation on the establishment of diocesan and provincial jurisdictions.


This material constitutes Series 3 of the General Convention archive. It is arranged by diocese.

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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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