The search process for the 14th Bishop of Virginia is lifting off in earnest this Fall, and we want to hear from you! Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for an important online survey. We want as many people as possible in the Diocese to participate in this survey.

In early October the committee will also conduct virtual listening sessions to give parishioners an opportunity to share your hopes for our new bishop. The schedule for the listening sessions will be as follows:

·      Tuesday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m.
·      Thursday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m.
·      Saturday, October 16 at 10:30 a.m.
·      Monday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m.
·      Wednesday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m.
·      Friday, October 22 at 7:30 p.m.

For now please mark your calendar. A sign-up for each virtual listening session will be coming soon! Please feel free to share this information in your parish bulletins and e-blasts. And please continue to pray for us!

Diocesan Convention Moves to Virtual Format

Given the uncertainty surrounding the Delta variant of the COVID virus, and after careful consideration, Bishop Susan Goff has decided that the 227th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia will be held online, and not in-person at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel as was previously announced. 

“Simply put, a gathering of more than 400 people in an indoor location with limited space in which to distance creates too great a risk," stated Bishop Goff.

In announcing the move to the online format, she added, “We do this to protect the safety of all delegates, clergy, and their families, many of which include children under age 12 who are not yet eligible for vaccination.” Read on