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 Canons of the Diocese of Chicago (updated November 24, 2020)

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


2021 Diocesan Convention Online

The 184th Annual Convention of the Diocese of Chicago was held virtually on Saturday, November 20. Learn more.

Download the Rules of Order for a Virtual Convention (adopted November 21, 2020).