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In this section you will find information about the numerous bodies that play a role in governing the Episcopal Church. These include the churchwide General Convention, which is the church’s highest temporal authority, our own diocesan convention, which meets annually in November, and the other bodies that exercise oversight of ministerial and financial affairs in the diocese.

Download the Constitution and Canons of the Diocese of Chicago (updated November 2019)

Download the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Church (updated 2018)