St. Aidan's Episcopal Church
Christ's Beacon for all seeking God. 

St. Aidan's is an open and inclusive member of The Episcopal Church. We welcome all who desire a deeper relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are celebrating 50 years of service to God's people in the heart of the King's Grant area of Virginia Beach on Edinburgh Drive between N. Lynnhaven and King's Grant Road.

3201 Edinburgh Dr.

Virginia Beach, VA 23452
757-340-6459

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SERVICE SCHEDULE

    9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist 

We are in the process of searching and calling our next rector.

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THE 79TH GENERAL CONVENTION

OF THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH 


WHAT IS GENERAL CONVENTION?

The Episcopal Church meets every three years and gathers all of the churches in all the provinces not just in the United States but in many other countries from Europe to Asia as well as Central and South America. We meet in two houses, the House of Bishops and the House of Deputies. Just as with our two house system both in Virginia and in Washington for any resolution to pass it must be approved by both houses. Resolutions can be made by either house, by a diocese or an individual. These resolutions are then referred to one of the many committees that will meet extensively during the first few days.

LINKS TO INFORMATION ABOUT GENERAL CONVENTION

Understanding General Convention: This article on Anglicans Online is a good description of how we govern ourselves. It is written by Bishop Whalen who is retiring as the Bishop of Europe this summer. It is a little long, but contains excellent information. 

ABOUT GENERAL CONVENTION This link goes to the official information page of the national church

Episcopal News Service  This is the official website for information about news in the Episcopal Church. At this site you can find a video statement from our Presiding Bishop, a letter from the President of the House of Deputies, the full text of the press release from teh meeting, as well as statements by the Archbishop of Canterbury and many Episcopal Bishops. This is probably the best source of information.

EPISCOPAL CAFE

This website run by of the Diocese of Washington DC is also an excellent source of information.

Both of these websites have facebook pages which have frequent updates.

WHERE CAN I GET ACCURATE INFORMATION

Accurate information is always a challenge. As convention approaches more links will be added as they become available. 

HOUSE OF DEPUTIES NEWSLETTER This is the official newsletter for deputies and has great information