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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 Congregations


Virtual Congregational Meeting Guidelines
In response to several inquiries from churches about congregational meetings during the period when COVID-19 pandemic church assembly and social distancing restrictions are in effect from the Bishop, protocols have been developed and approved by the Executive Board. Click here for the guidelines.

The Diocesan center offers resources and assistance to congregations in a multitude of areas - stewardship, parish administration, communications, Safe Church training, healthcare and pension for employees, 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.

Safe Church training is grounded in our call to seek and serve Christ in all persons and respect the dignity of every human being.
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 for vestries and clergy to determine compensation for the clergy.
Action alerts and other resources
Upcoming events and programs for laity and clergy.
Useful and effective stewardship resources for congregations.
Communications resources for congregations: websites, social media, bulletin inserts
A comprehensive manual which supports the work of treasurers and parish administrators.
Resources to help you build a healthy, skilled vestry.
Policies for change of clergy leadership
Supply Clergy currently available in the Diocese of Southern Virginia.
Funds to assist lay leaders with education and skill development.
Policy on alcohol and other substance misuse
Mutual Ministry Review is an opportunity for discussion and mutual review of the total ministry of the parish.
Guidelines and licensing form for lay ministers.
Resources to bring greater vitality to all churches in our diocese
Information and forms related to the appointment of church trustees.
New Title IV Canons for Ecclesiastical Discipline
Learn about spiritual direction and find spiritual directors serving clients in Southern Virginia