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127th Annual Council (2019)

The 127th Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia will be held February 8-9, 2019 at the Williamsburg Lodge Convention Center in Williamsburg, VA.


Registration for Annual Council will open after Thanksgiving.

Communicator Credentials

Church communicators are an integral part of connecting their Convocations and congregations with Council while it is in session and, afterward, through their reporting. Credentialed communicators (volunteers and church staff) have their registration fee waived. For more info and to apply for credentials, click here.

Elections at Council

The following elections will take place at Annual Council:

  • Standing Committee: one lay and one clergy
  • Disciplinary Board: one lay and two clergy
  • Provincial Synod: one lay and one clergy

Click here for more information about these positions and their requirements. Click here for a nomination form.

Certificate of Lay Delegates & Alternates

Certificates of Lay Delegates & Alternates for 2018-2019 are due June 30, 2018. Elected delegates and alternates will serve for an entire conciliar year beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019. This term includes eligibility to vote at Pre-Council Convocation meetings in January, Annual Council in February, and any Special Council - including possibly the election of our next bishop - or other called meetings that may occur during this period.

Click here for the form for sending in the name(s) of delegate(s) and alternate(s) elected by your vestry for Council year 2018-2019.

NOTE: Parochial Report submission is required prior to submitting your Certificate of Lay Delegates & Alternates (Parochial Reports were due March 1, 2018).

For information about previous years' Council, click here.


Last Published: November 15, 2018 1:54 PM