Contact Us

Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
757-423-8287 Main
800-582-8292 Toll Free
757-595-0783 Fax

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The diocesan offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Responding to coronavirus/COVID-19 in Southern Virginia

Click here for messages from Bishop Haynes and the Advisory Panel for Re-Gathering the Church, and resources for congregations as Southern Virginia responds to coronavirus/COVID-19 in our communities.

Regathering Guidelines, June 1, 2020
Click here for Bishop Haynes' guidelines for possible regathering of churches for public worship. Once you have read, studied, and discussed these guidelines with your vestries and parish, please submit in letter form a document outlining your plan to adhere to these guidelines. Once Bishop Haynes receives and approves your proposal, you may re-open your buildings for public worship. Please note that the Bishop will not be able to sign off on proposals until there has been a 14 day decline in the overall state instance of COVID-19 cases. If you would like to monitor this yourself, there are resources listed in the document that will enable you to do this.

Thankful Thursdays, #SoVaGrateful
The Diocese of Southern Virginia invites all congregations to join the Thankful Thursday bell ringing and social media #SoVaGrateful efforts to let our health care workers and first responders know that their care and commitment to others is appreciated beyond what words can express. Click here for details.

Diocesan staff teleworking
The Diocesan Office in Newport News is currently closed and staff are teleworking. You can reach each staff member via email and voicemail. Staff members will respond as soon as they are able. A directory of staff listings is available here.

Our Vision

The Episcopal Church in Southern Virginia is a diverse Eucharistic community, committed to the Gospel, collaborating for strength, innovating for growth, equipping each other to live in the world as disciples of Jesus Christ. Click here to learn more.