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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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Ballot results will be posted as soon as they are available
on the diocesan website, Facebook page, and Instagram.

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.

Registration closed on September 3. If your delegates have not registered, contact Susan Allen, 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 on the diocesan website, Facebook page, and Instagram.

Information about the candidates can be found here.  A video recording of the Bishop Candidate Walkabout on September 6 at Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, is available on our YouTube channel. The video has been divided into 7 segments for ease of viewing - the opening segment and the 6 individual candidate segments.

Delegate Materials

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 is available here for delegates who prefer to download to a device or print a copy.



Last Published: September 17, 2019 10:05 AM