Diocese of Southern Virginia


June 4, 2008

The 117th Annual Council of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia will convene in a special session at Powhatan High School on September 27 to elect its 10th bishop from among five nominees.

They are:

The Very Rev. Edward H. Harrison, dean, St. John's Cathedral, Jacksonville,...

June 1, 2008

A recent day-long joint clergy conference for United Methodist and Episcopal clergy culminated with a joint celebration of Holy Eucharist at Bruton Parish in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Interim Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia Bishop John Buchanan and Bishop Charlene Kammerer of the...

May 1, 2008

The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia has created a fund for immediate relief for victims of the tornado in the Suffolk area.

The area was devastated April 28 by a tornado with winds of more than 160 mph. It measured a strong EF-3 on the Enhanced Fujita Scale (of EF-0 to EF-5)....

April 7, 2008

The Rt. Rev. Frank Harris Vest, Jr., eighth bishop of Southern Virginia, died on April 5 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was 72.

Vest was bishop coadjutor of Southern Virginia from 1989 to 1991, and bishop diocesan until 1998. In retirement he served as interim rector of St. Barnabas and...

February 11, 2008

The 116th Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia, meeting February 1-3 at the Williamsburg Lodge, continued on its journey towards the election of its 10th bishop.

The weekend's activities included the ordination of six people to the diaconate in a service at historic Bruton...

January 9, 2008

[Richmond Times-Dispatch] St. David's Episcopal Church in Chesterfield County began the new year in an expanded building with greater visibility to passers-by.

According to a report in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the church has doubled in size with a 5,800-square-foot addition that...

April 16, 2007

The presiding bishop and president of the House of Deputies (HoD) each has given her initial response to the recent primates' meeting. The president of the HoD's response pleases me more.

The House of Deputies consistently has taken the side of the down-and-out, arguing, advocating and...

October 14, 2001

In an historic election, the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia on October 13 elected the first female bishop in its history--and the first indigenous female elected bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

The Rev. Carol J. Gallagher was elected bishop suffragan and will assist...