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129th Annual Council (2021)

February 26-27, 2021 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA.


Registration will open after Thanksgiving 2020.

The registration fee covers the expense to convene Council. Scholarship funds are available. Scholarships: Scholarships are available for Council registration, as they are for all Diocesan events. Contact Susan Allen at sallen@diosova.org or 757-213-3391 for information.


Registration for exhibit tables will open after Thanksgiving 2020.

Hotel Reservations

Attendees will need to make their own hotel room reservations with the Williamsburg Lodge or Williamsburg Woodlands. Information about how to register and obtain the special group rate will be posted after Thanksgiving 2020.

Pre-Council Convocation Meetings

Dates of Pre-Council Convocation Meetings will be posted here as they are scheduled by Convocation Deans.

Delegate Materials

Delegate materials are posted here as they become available.

Nominations for Elections at Council

Information about positions open for election at the 2021 Annual Council and the form required to submit a nomination will be posted as soon as they are available. Please note that self nominations are welcome.

Youth Delegation Application

Every year a special delegation of 12 youth in grades 9-12 are invited to attend Diocesan Council. This weekend is a fantastic opportunity to learn about the Episcopal Church, to find out more about the life of our diocese, to participate in and help to lead worship, to meet new friends, and to serve the church. Two adult leaders are selected to serve as advisors for the youth delegation to help them engage in and process Council. Applications for both Youth Delegates and adult leaders will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Communicator Credentials Application

Church communicators are an integral part of connecting their Convocations and congregations with Council while it is in session and, afterward, through their reporting. Credentialed communicators (volunteers and church staff) have their registration fee waived. The application form will be posted here as soon as it becomes available.

Certificate of Lay Delegates & Alternates

Elected delegates and alternates serve for an entire conciliar year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021. Click here for instructions and the form for sending in the name(s) of delegate(s) and alternate(s) elected by your vestry for Council year 2020-2021. Important! Parochial Report submission is required prior to submitting your Certificate of Lay Delegates & Alternates.


Disclaimer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia reserves the right to cancel any event.  In the event of cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.  We also reserve the right to substitute event presenters and modify dates and programs.

Special Needs: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia serves the entire community and welcomes people with special needs.  Please contact Susan Allen at sallen@diosova.org or 757-213-3391 at least one week prior to the event with special needs requests.


Last Published: May 12, 2020 8:34 AM