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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 Magness' Fall 2018 Visitation Schedule

September 19 – St. Michael’s, Bon Air & St. Matthias, Midlothian

September 30 – Redeemer, Midlothian

October 7 – Ascension, Norfolk

October 21 – St. Peter’s, Norfolk

October 28 – Christ Church, Danville

November 4 – St. Aidan’s, Virginia Beach

November 18 – Mission of the Holy Spirit, Norfolk

December 16 – Glebe, Suffolk

Last Published: January 7, 2019 1:28 PM