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Bishop Magness


The Rt. Rev. James "Jay" Magness, Bishop Diocesan Pro Tempore

Bishop James MagnessThe Rt. Rev. James B. Magness accepted a call to serve as our Bishop Diocesan Pro-Tempore, effective January 1, 2019 and until such time as the 11th Bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia is consecrated.

Bishop Magness is the retired Suffragan Bishop of the Armed Forces and Federal Ministries. Magness was elected by the House of Bishops as Bishop Suffragan on March 24, 2010. Previously, Magness served as the Canon for Mission and Diocesan Administration in the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia and in parish and diocesan ministry. He retired from the U.S. Navy in 2003 in the rank of Captain, serving as command chaplain of U.S. Joint Forces Command and fleet chaplain for the U.S. Fleet Forces Command. Prior to those assignments, from 1997 to 2000 he was on the Navy Chief of Chaplains’ staff as personnel manager of the Navy Chaplain Corps.

Bishop Magness can be contacted at bishop@diosova.org

Bishop's Blog, Sermons, and more

Bishop Magness' blog is www.bishopmagness.blogspot.com

You can follow him on Twitter at @DioSoVaBishop

Address to the 2019 Annual Council

Sermon at the 2019 Annual Council Eucharist

Sermon at St. James, Portsmouth on March 3, 2019

Sermon at Christ & St. Luke's, Norfolk on Ash Wednesday, 2019

Sermon at St. Luke's, Blackstone on March 24, 2019

Sermon at St. Paul's, Petersburg on Palm Sunday, April 14, 2019

Easter Message, April 21, 2019

Sermon at Renewal of Ordination Vows 2019

Sermon at Eastern Shore Chapel, Virginia Beach on Good Friday, April 19, 2019

Sermon at Christ & St. Luke's, Norfolk, Easter Vigil, April 20, 2019

Sermon at Emmanuel, Chatham, May 4, 2019

Sermon at Galilee, Virginia Beach, June 9, 2019

Sermon at St. John's, Chester, June 23, 2019

Sermon at St. Martin's, Williamsburg, June 30, 2019

Sermon at Holy Apostles, Virginia Beach (Celebration of New Ministry), July 6, 2019

Sermon at St. Simon's-by-the-Sea, Virginia Beach, July 14, 2019

Sermon at Christ & Grace, Petersburg, July 21, 2019

Sermon at the Special Council (Bishop Election) Eucharist, Sept. 21, 2019

Sermon at St. John's, Hopewell, Sept. 29, 2019

Sermon at Good Shepherd, Norfolk, Oct. 20, 2019

Sermon at St. Stephen's, Newport News, Oct. 27, 2019

Sermon at St. Andrew's, Norfolk, Nov. 3, 2019

Sermon at Good Samaritan, Virginia Beach, Nov. 24, 2019

Bishop Magness' Visitation Schedule - Fall 2019

September 15 – Christ the King, Tabb

September 29 – St. John’s, Hopewell

October 13 – St. Luke’s, Powhatan

October 20 – Good Shepherd, Norfolk

October 27 – St. Stephen’s, Newport News

November 3 – St. Andrew’s, Norfolk

November 10 - Emmanuel, Jenkins Bridge (Celebration of New Ministry)

November 17 - St. Thomas, Chesapeake (Celebration of New Ministry)

November 24 – Good Samaritan, Virginia Beach

December 8 – St. Paul’s Memorial Chapel, Lawrenceville

December 8 – St. Thomas, Freeman

December 15 – St. John’s, Hampton

December 22 – St. Cyprian’s, Hampton

Last Published: November 25, 2019 8:11 AM