The 120th Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia was held February 10-11, 2012 at the Williamsburg Lodge.
Journal of the 120th Annual Council
The offering from the Annual Council Eucharist was given to the Boys' Home in Covington. You can learn about the Boys' Home and its ministry at their website, www.boyshomeinc.com, and their Facebook page.
Click here for highlights of Day 1
Click here for highlights of Day 2
Go to our Facebook page for photos from Council
Bishop's Address to Council
Click here for the text of Bishop Hollerith's address to Council.
Click here for video of the Bishop's address
Elected to Standing Committee on the first ballot were: Ms. Gay Forloine, Hickory Neck Toano, and the Rev. Charles Robinson, Bruton Parish Williamsburg.
Elected to the Disciplinary Board by unanimous consent after two ballots were: Mr. Phil DiStanislao, St. Paul's & St. Andrew's Kenbridge; Mr. Tony Robinson, St. Thomas Chesapeake; the Rev. Sue Crommelin, Eastern Shore Chapel Virginia Beach; and the Rev. Dale Custer, St. John's Chester.
Canonical Resolution C-1 on the status of parishes and missions was passed with amendment. Constitutional Resolution CON-1 and Canonical resolution C-2 - both conforming resolutions required by C-1 - were passed.
Resolutions R-3 (Talbot Hall) was passed.
Resolution R-2 (same-gender union trial liturgies) was passed by hand vote - 257 for, 86 against.
Resolution R-1 (fiscal year) was defeated.
Our guest speaker at the 120th Annual Council will be The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson. He is Canon to the Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church and former Canon to the Ordinary in the Diocese of Arizona. A Fellow of the Episcopal Church Foundation, the Rev. Robertson is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the General Theological Seminary. Click here for more.
Click below to view the PowerPoint used by Canon Robertson in his Council presentations:
1. Exploring Your Sacred Bundle
2. Recruiting Newcomers and Apprenticing
3. Becoming a Church for the Community
Delegates should download or print these materials so that they will have access to them at Annual Council. Materials will NOT be provided at Council.
Schedule (revised 2/1/2012, you may need to click your browser's refresh button for the new document)
Important information for Council registrants (revised 1/30/2012, you may need to click your browser's refresh button for the new document)
Resolutions (revised 1/25/2012, you may need to click your browser's refresh button for the new document)
Nominations for election
2011 Financial Reports
Bishop's Nominations (revised 2/1/2012, you may need to click your browser's refresh button for the new document)
Status of Parishes and Missions
Order of Business
Rules of Order (revised 2/6/2012, you may need to click your browser's refresh button for the new document)
Seat & Voice (revised 1/30/2012, you may need to click your browser's refresh button for the new document)
Dining Options while at Council