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Clergy Conference
Information about the two clergy conferences held annually.


Clergy in Southern Virginia are invited and expected to attend two clergy conferences held annually at our diocesan retreat center, Chanco on the James in Surry:

  • Spring Clergy Day - a one-day conference held typically in May.
  • Fall Clergy Conference - a two-day conference held typically in late October or early November. An optional quiet day is offered prior to this conference.

Detailed information and registration for these events are posted here when they become available.


2019 Spring Clergy Day

Leading in Uncharted Territory
Diocesan event in lieu of Spring Clergy Day  
Bishop Magness has invited Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains, as the featured speaker at a diocesan program on Saturday May 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Redeemer, Midlothian.
This important event is being held in lieu of the Spring Clergy Day. The May 11 date was chosen both to accommodate Mr. Bolsinger's speaking event schedule and to encourage each church to send two members of their lay leadership team to participate in the event. Given the nature of the subject of our conversations that day, it will be essential to accommodate the schedules of lay leaders. Hence, a Saturday event was chosen.
Click here to register. You may include up to two lay people per church in your registration. Registration deadline is Monday, April 29. If there are additional lay people from your church who would like to attend, please contact Susan Allen with their names and email addresses for the waiting list, sallen@diosova.org or 757-213-3391.  
Clergy are expected to attend this Spring Clergy Day event. If you are not able to attend, please contact the Bishop's office, bishop@diosova.org or 757-213-3381.




Last Published: April 9, 2019 2:22 PM