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Bishop Susan B. Haynes

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The Diocese of Southern Virginia elected the Rt. Rev. Susan B. Haynes as its 11th Bishop at Special Diocesan Council in Dinwiddie on September 21, 2019. She was ordained and consecrated on February 1, 2020, with Presiding Bishop Michael Curry as chief consecrator.

Haynes has served as the rector of St. Paul’s in Mishawaka, Indiana, for the past 11 years. In addition to St. Paul’s, Haynes has served as Priest-in-Charge at the Episcopal Cathedral of St. James in South Bend, Indiana. A native of South Carolina, Haynes earned her Master of Divinity degree at Vanderbilt Divinity School and was ordained in 2004.

Haynes is married to the Rev. Thomas Haynes, and they have two adult daughters, Sarah and Avery.

Pastoral letter from Bishop Haynes on the death of George Floyd, June 1, 2020

Click here for Bishop Haynes' reflection on the anniversary of the Virginia Beach mass shooting, May 2020

Click here for Bishop Haynes' Easter message, April 2020

Click here for Bishop Haynes' Holy Week message, April 2020

Click here for the text of Bishop Haynes' Address to Annual Council, February 2020
Click here to listen to audio of the Bishop's Address

Click here for Bishop Haynes' Ash Wednesday 2020 reflection

Lectionary reflections from Bishop Haynes

Lent 4 - March 22, 2020

Lent 5 - March 29, 2020

Palm Sunday - April 5, 2020

Easter Day sermon - April 12, 2020

Easter 2 - April 19, 2020

Easter 5 - May 10, 2020. Click here for video reflection.

Easter 6 - May 17, 2020

Easter 7 - May 24, 2020

Trinity Sunday - June 7, 2020

Bishop Haynes' Ordination & Consecration Service on Feb. 1, 2020 was live-streamed and recorded. You can view video here.

Lots of photos of the service can be found on our Facebook page.

Click here to view the Ordination & Consecration program booklet.

Click here for the Eucharistic bread recipe.

Click here for Bishop-Elect Haynes' message "The Name of Jesus", January 2020

Click here to read 2019 Advent message from Bishop-Elect Haynes, December 2019











Last Published: June 5, 2020 4:55 PM