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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.

Ordination & Consecration of the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia

Special Council to Elect the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia

On the day of the Election, ballot results will be posted as soon as they are available on the diocesan website, Facebook page, and Instagram.

The Bishop Candidates

Bishop Candidate Walkabouts

The Bishop Candidate Walkabout on September 6 at Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, was video recorded and is available HERE.

Diocesan Profile


News & Updates

Committee Information

Frequently Asked Questions

The Petition Process


Last Published: October 9, 2019 9:45 AM