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Update on Bishop Search, June 4, 2019

We hope you have seen the updated Frequently Asked Questions about the search for the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. You can find it here.
We are now very near the end of the second phase of our search. As you read this on June 4, the Nominating/Search Committee is welcoming potential bishop candidates to our Diocese. These folks are the people the Committee has discerned to have the requisite gifts and abilities to lead our Diocese. The Committee has been diligently meeting and working behind the scenes, and their work comes to fruition this week. We hope you will continue to pray for the Diocese in this search, but especially this week, pray for the discernment of the candidates and the committee as they undertake this important work.
The Standing Committee is also preparing for the end of the second phase. We hope to have the Petition Process ready for publication at the end of this week. You can read more about that in the FAQs as well.
We are all very aware of your prayers and the work of the Spirit among us as we seek the person God has already chosen to be our bishop. The Standing Committee looks forward to sharing news with you in the weeks to come, as various in-depth background checks are completed. We hope to be able to announce the final slate of Bishop-candidates on June 21, and the Petition Process will be opened at that time.
The Standing Committee

Election & Consecration Dates Set

The Bishop Diocesan Pro Tempore and Standing Committee of the Diocese of Southern Virginia invite you to save the following dates:

  • September 21, 2019 Election of the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. Election will be held at Dinwiddie High School, 11501 Boisseau Road in Dinwiddie.
  • February 1, 2020 Consecration of the 11th Bishop Of the Diocese of Southern Virginia. The Most Reverend Michael Curry presiding. Consecration will be held at St. Bede's, 3686 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg.


Bishop Hollerith's Address to Annual Council, Feb. 16, 2018

Update from Standing Committee, May 10, 2018

Application for Search and Transition Committees, May 15, 2018

Update from Standing Committee, July 25, 2018

Bishop Search committee members named, August 20, 2018

Update from Standing Committee, September 27, 2018

Convocation Listening Sessions, November 7, 2018

Bishop James Magness called as Bishop Diocesan Pro Tempore, December 11, 2018

Diocesan Profile is live, February 1, 2019

Bishop election date and location set, April 18, 2019


Last Published: June 5, 2019 10:42 AM