Contact Us

Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11827 Canon Blvd., Suite 101
Newport News, VA 23606-3071
757-423-8287 Main
800-582-8292 Toll Free
757-595-0783 Fax

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The diocesan offices are open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Resources for Clergy


The Diocesan center offers resources and assistance to clergy in a multitude of areas - healthcare and benefits, Clergy Conference, parish administration, mutual ministry reviews, and much more. You can access many useful resources using the links below.

You can also reach out to diocesan staff for assistance. For a list of diocesan staff and the areas in which they can help, click here.

Diocesan Directory/Clergy Directory

This directory is for clergy and church use only. It is available by contacting the Diocesan office -
Susan Allen, Administrative Assistant to the Canons - 757-213-3391 or sallen@diosova.org
Ann Turner, Communications Officer - 757-213-3388 or aturner@diosova.org

Clergy Manual

The Clergy Manual is an introductory resource for clergy new to Southern Virginia. It includes information on Celebration of New Ministry, Bishop Visitation guidelines, insurance and compensation, grant funds, marriage guidelines, Lay Ministry licensing, staff guidelines, sabbatical planning, mutual ministry reviews, Safe Church training, and more. Click here to download a copy of the manual.

Deans of Convocations and contact information.
Information about the ministry of deacons and resources for deacons.
Information about & resources from annual clergy conferences
The diocese provides insurance plans for all diocesan employees and for clergy and lay employees of those congregations that have elected to participate in the diocesan plans.
Guidelines and licensing form for lay ministers.
Mutual Ministry Review is an opportunity for discussion and mutual review of the total ministry of the parish.
Supply Clergy currently available in the Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Forms and guidelines regarding Holy Matrimony.
Policies, procedures and resources for Witnessing & Blessing a Lifelong Covenant.
The Diocese of Southern Virginia is a welcoming sanctuary for all people who are struggling and/or healing from the effects of addictions.
A ministry to Virginia's Eastern Shore and a resource for parish leaders.
Fresh Start is a two-year program designed for clergy who are new to the diocese, a parish or a position to help them make this transition.
Information on interim ministry and Transition Pastors and Consultants.
New Title IV Canons for Ecclesiastical Discipline
The Ordination Exploration process assists you and the church in providing opportunities for assessment, exploration, and discernment of a call to ordination.
Policy on alcohol and other substance misuse
Educational scholarships available to students and grant funding available to congregations.
Information and forms related to the appointment of church trustees.