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Special Council to Elect the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Dinwiddie High School
11501 Boisseau Road, Dinwiddie, VA 23841
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Registration is now open for clergy and lay delegates to register to attend the Special Council to elect the 11th Bishop of Southern Virginia.

All clergy and lay delegates must register in order to attend. The registration fee is $25 per person, and a box lunch (vegan option available) is included with registration.

IMPORTANT! Due to space limitations only canonically resident clergy, either active or retired, and certified lay delegates will be able to attend this Special Council. We are unable to accommodate lay alternates, visitors, or clergy who are not canonically resident in Southern Virginia.

Churches must have submitted a current, valid Certificate of Lay Delegates and Alternates in order to register their lay delegates. Churches are encouraged to register their delegates as a group. Lay members of the Standing Committee and Executive Board are encouraged to register through their churches.

Click here to register for Special Council

Registration will close September 3. For questions or more information contact Susan Allen at sallen@diosova.org or 757-213-3391.

Information about Special Council

Delegate check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. Special Council opens with Eucharist at 10 a.m. While we anticipate being finished by 5 p.m., the end time of the Council is determined by the course of balloting. Please plan on remaining until the Council is adjourned.

Click here for important information for delegates, including parking, check-in, lunch, and other details.

Ballot results will be posted as soon as they are available, both on the diocesan website and Facebook page. Information about the candidates can be found here. Clergy and lay delegates are strongly encouraged to attend one of the scheduled walkabouts.

Delegate Materials

Delegate materials will be posted here as soon as they are available. All information will be projected on the big screen.

Worship at Special Council

Worship will be projected on the big screen at Council. The liturgy will be posted here as soon as it is available so that delegates who prefer to download to a device or print the liturgy may do so.


Last Published: August 9, 2019 11:03 AM