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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.

COVID-19 Resources

Click here for a variety of resources to assist clergy and lay leaders deal with restrictions necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dealing with grief and loss during COVID-19
At the request of Bishop Haynes, Dr. Beverley Buston, a psychologist, has created a video resource addressing the loss, grief and disillusionment that clergy and lay people alike may be experiencing as our time at home and away from the Church and Sacraments lengthens. The video and a transcript of it are available 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

Clergy Manual

The Clergy Manual (2020) 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.

Last Published: April 27, 2020 7:09 AM