Diocese of Virginia


August 20, 2018

Helen K. Spence, president of the Diocese of Virginia’s standing committee, sent a letter to the diocese on Aug. 20 announcing the committee’s decision to seek a provisional bishop for three years after Bishop Shannon Johnston steps down in November. Election of the provision bishop would take...

May 25, 2018

Diocese of Virginia Bishop Shannon S. Johnston issued the following letter to the diocese on May 24, announcing an end to the search for a suffragan bishop.


Dear Diocesan Family,

I am writing to let you know that the Executive Board and I, with the...

February 7, 2018

[Diocese of Virginia] The Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston is pleased to announce his appointment of the Rt. Rev. Robert Ihloff as bishop associate in the Diocese of Virginia. Bishop Ihloff served as the bishop of the Diocese of Maryland from 1995 until his retirement in 2007. He will provide key...

January 11, 2018

[St. James’s Episcopal Church] The Rev. John F. McCard will be installed by Bishop Shannon Johnston of the Diocese of Virginia as 14th rector of St. James’s Episcopal Church on Jan. 17 at a Celebration of Ministry service starting at 7 p.m.

McCard was selected by the Vestry of St. James’...

November 30, 2017

[Episopal Diocese of Virginia] The Diocese of Virginia and Forma have partnered to offer a simple Advent devotional for households. There is a brief overview of the scriptural themes for each week, ideas to try in the home to deepen the experience of Advent, and some short prayers and rituals...

August 29, 2017

[Episcopal News Service] A mid-1800s communion service that once was lost has now been found and returned home to Christ Church in Millwood, Virginia, but the story of its 162-year absence remains a mystery.

The latest chapter opens in late spring of this year in New Bern, North Carolina...

August 15, 2017

Mourners and clergy, including the Rev. Elaine Thomas, second from right, pray outside the memorial service for Heather Heyer on Aug. 16, 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Photo: Evan Vucci/Associated Press

[Episcopal News Service] Episcopal clergy and other Charlottesville, Virginia...

June 13, 2017

Gun Violence is Not Partisan.

The Episcopal  Dioceses of Washington and Virginia are united in prayer for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise,  Zachary Barth, Matt Mika, and Capitol Police Officers Krystal Griner and David Bailey, that they may fully recover from their...

February 22, 2017


Nikki Henderson, a la izquierda, y Edwin Henderson, al centro, escuchan mientras el Rdo. John Ohmer habla el 11 de febrero en la ceremonia de dedicación de una tarja que honra a los esclavos que construyeron la iglesia de la Cascada [Falls Church] en la ciudad de Falls Church,...

February 16, 2017

Nikki Henderson, left, and Edwin Henderson, center, listen as the Rev. John Olmer speaks at the dedication Feb. 11 of a plaque honoring the slaves who built the Falls Church, in Falls Church, Virginia. Photo: The Falls Church, via Facebook.

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Roslyn, a retreat center of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia is located on 150 scenic acres in

Shrine Mont is a place where people are more important than things, where prayer and reflection,

Canterbury Episcopal Campus Ministry in Harrisonburg, VA, serves the campuses of James Madison U

Located in Irvington, Virginia, this dynamic organization's commitment to preserving and interpr