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Ordination & Consecration of the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia

The Ordination & Consecration of the 11th Bishop Of the Diocese of Southern Virginia will be held February 1, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. The Most Reverend Michael Curry presiding. Service will be held at Williamsburg Community Chapel, 3899 John Tyler Highway, Williamsburg. A reception on site will follow the service.

The Consecration Service will be live streamed on the diocesan website and video will be available afterward for on-demand viewing.

All are welcome and invited to attend the service. Tickets are not required. Ample parking is available at Williamsburg Community Chapel. Please see diagram below for travel and parking.

Williamsburg Comm Chapel parking diagram

Consecration Choir

Come and sing with the Consecration Choir to help celebrate the election of the Rev. Susan B. Haynes as the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia!  We are hoping singers from across the Diocese will join in this special event.

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Ushers needed

The Liturgical Committee for the Consecration of the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia is seeking volunteers to serve as ushers at the Ordination and Consecration Service on Feb. 1 at 11 a.m. Contact the Rev Canon Frederick Walker, frederickwalker328@ymail.com, or the Rev. Julia Messer, jmesser@easternshorechapel.org. There will be one rehearsal on Friday January 31 at 3:00 p.m. at Williamsburg Community Chapel. You must attend the one-day rehearsal in order to serve as an usher on Saturday, February 1. Please note, anyone can sign up to serve as usher for this occasion; you don't have to be a trained usher in your congregation.

Greeters needed 

The Transition Committee for the Consecration of the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia is seeking volunteers to serve as greeters at the Ordination and Consecration Service. Greeters will direct the flow of people as they arrive and following the service to the reception. The head greeter will also be present in the morning to greet the bishops and direct them to where they will meet and vest.  

  • 4 greeters are needed from 8:00 to 10:30 a.m. to direct bishops, choir, musicians, and clergy prior to the beginning of the service.
  • 4 greeters are needed from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. to direct guests as they arrive for the service.

Anyone desiring to serve as greeter should contact the Rev. Anne Dale, annedale4@gmail.com. Greeters should arrive 30 minutes prior to their time of appointed duty. No previous training is necessary. This is a wonderful opportunity for parishioners throughout the diocese to be involved in an essential role in the consecration.   


Last Published: January 27, 2020 9:16 AM