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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
11832 Rock Landing Dr., Suite 100
Newport News, VA 23606-4231
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Upcoming Events
Upcoming events, training, and workshops for laity and clergy.


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Safe Church Training Workshops

October 1 – Specialized Training at St. George's, Newport News
October 1 & 2 – Specialized Training via Zoom
October 18 – Universal Training at Emmanuel, Franklin
October 22 – Specialized Training at Christ Church, Amelia
November 5 – Specialized Training at Hungars, Bridgetown
November 6 – Universal Training at Hungars, Bridgetown
November 19 – Specialized Training at Manakin, Powhatan
December 3 – Specialized Training at Christ Church, Danville
December 4 – Universal Training at Christ Church, Danville
December 17 – Specialized Training at St. John's, Suffolk
Click here for further information and to register for one of the workshops.


Trail to Truth Reconciliation Pilgrimage

October 14-16 
Students throughout the Diocese of Southern Virginia are invited to join us for a weekend where we explore the ideas of racial reconciliation. Click here for more information and registration.


Let’s Talk! A Conversation About Our Heritage and Our Mission Today

October 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – via Zoom   NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
When the first English settlers came to Virginia, they brought with them the only church headed by a monarch: the Church of England. The intermingling of royal power, economic opportunism, and enlightenment faith was the driving force in the shaping of Virginia early on. How might that heritage inspire and challenge us today? Join us as the Rev. John Ericson, Education Coordinator for St. Luke's Historic Church and Museum in Smithfield leads a lively discussion about our beloved church, past and present. Click here to register to attend.


Fall Clergy Retreat

October 24-26 – at Chanco on the James. 
"Ministry in a Time of Exile" Our retreat will be led by Bishop Ed Little, retired bishop of Northern Indiana. Bishop Little will focus on the First Letter of Peter. Click here for more information and registration.


Matoaka Covenant Celebration

October 29, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. – at Chanco on the James. 
We hope you will join community partners from across the Diocese of Southern Virginia for our Matoaka Covenant Celebration. The day promises to be informative, interactive, and engaging as we learn about the history and culture of Native peoples in Virginia and recommit ourselves to building relationships with Indigenous people today. Come and learn how you can engage with the Matoaka Covenant, a written pledge to work together for racial justice and equality, expand the dialogue between our peoples and traditions, and stand together to care for God’s creation. Click here for more information. Registration by October 26 is required for those who plan to attend the free luncheon. Click here to register.


EYC Fall Weekend

November 11-13 – at Chanco on the James.
Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for a weekend of camp fun and fellowship as we explore not only what it means to be an Episcopalian, but how we share our faith with others. Click here for more information and registration.


Diocesan Stewardship Webinar Series
in collaboration with The Episcopal Network for Stewardship (TENS)

Rescheduled - date TBD – Intergenerational Motivations in Stewardship
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Holy Land Pilgrimage with Bishop Haynes

February 3-13, 2023 – Bishop Susan Haynes will be leading a Holy Land Pilgrimage in association with Jerusalem Tours. Join Bishop Haynes for this powerful pilgrimage experience where together we will walk where Jesus walked and visit places where he lived out his ministry. In addition, pilgrims will renew their Baptismal Covenant at the Jordan River and will celebrate Eucharist on the Mount of the Beatitudes. Click here for more information and to register. Space is limited to 35 pilgrims. Contact Canon Lynn Farlin at lfarlin@diosova.org if you have questions about the trip.

Last Published: September 25, 2022 9:07 PM