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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
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Search for the Eleventh Bishop of Southern Virginia

On February 16, 2018, at the 126th Annual Council of Southern Virginia, Bishop Hollerith announced his retirement. On February 28, 2018, Bishop Todd Ousley, from the Presiding Bishop's Office of Pastoral Development who oversees the transition process for the Episcopal Church, met with the diocesan Standing Committee to outline the search and transition process. The Standing Committee will oversee the search and transition process as Southern Virginia elects Bishop Hollerith's successor.

Prayer for the Bishop Search

Almighty and most gracious God, source of all wisdom and guidance, send your Holy Spirit to guide us as we seek and discern a shepherd for the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Inspire us with hope, hearts to love you and a desire to serve one another. Grant us grace to entrust you with the future of your Church and all things. We ask in the name of your Son, Jesus Christ Our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.

Special Council to Elect the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia

Bishop Candidate Walkabout Livestream

The bishop candidates' walkabout on Friday, September 6 at 7 p.m. at Galilee, Virginia Beach, will be livestreamed and available afterward on demand. The link to the livestream will be posted here and on the home page of this website a few days before the event. No special equipment will be required to watch the livestream.

The Bishop Candidates

Bishop Candidate Walk Abouts

Diocesan Profile


News & Updates

Committee Information

Frequently Asked Questions

The Petition Process