Some have deemed it the largest gathering of Mississippi Episcopalians in recent history.
“It will be a large gathering for a particularly small denomination,” said the Rt. Rev. Duncan M. Gray III, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi.
The event theme is “The Spirit of Mission.”
This is the first time the council meeting has been held in Jackson since Gray was elected bishop 11 years ago. It moved around the state through Natchez, Vicksburg, Tupelo and Southaven.