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Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia
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Newport News, VA 23606-3071
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Bishop Susan B. Haynes


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The Diocese of Southern Virginia elected the Rt. Rev. Susan Bunton 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.

Bishop Haynes is married to the Rev. Thomas Haynes, and they have two adult children, Blair and Avery.


Official portraits of Bishop Haynes

Click here to access official portraits of Bishop Haynes that can be used in digital and print media.
 

Messages from Bishop Haynes

Pastoral Letter - Jesus Christ Our Living Hope, August 4, 2021.

Pastoral Letter as We Await the Verdict in the Derek Chauvin Trial, April 20, 2021

Lent: A Season to Restore and Reconnect, Feburary 16, 2021

During times of national unrest, a reminder that God is in charge: A message from Bishop Haynes on the events of January 6, 2021.

Click here for Bishop Haynes' Christmas message 2020

Click here for "God is in charge (as we approach Election Day), October 21, 2020

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

Proper 6, Year A - June 14, 2020

Proper 7, Year A - June 21, 2020

Proper 10, Year A - July 12, 2020

Proper 12, Year A - July 26, 2020

Proper 13, Year A - August 2, 2020

Proper 15, Year A - August 16, 2020

Proper 16, Year A - August 23, 2020

Proper 17, Year A - August 30, 2020

Proper 19, Year A - September 13, 2020

Proper 20, Year A - September 20, 2020

Proper 21, Year A - September 27, 2020

Proper 22, Year A - October 4, 2020

Proper 23, Year A - October 11, 2020

Proper 24, Year A - October 18, 2020

Proper 25, Year A - October 25, 2020

All Saints Day, Year A - November 1, 2020

Proper 27, Year A - November 8, 2020

Proper 28, Year A - November 15, 2020

Proper 29, Year A (Christ the King) - November 22, 2020

Advent 1, Year B - November 29, 2020

Advent 2, Year B - December 6, 2020

Advent 4, Year B - December 20, 2020

Epiphany 1, Year B - January 10, 2021

Epiphany 2, Year B - January 17, 2021

Epiphany 3, Year B - January 24, 2021

Epiphany 4, Year B - January 31, 2021

Epiphany 5, Year B - February 7. 2021

Last Sunday of Epiphany, Year B - February 14, 2021

First Sunday in Lent, Year B - February 21, 2021

Second Sunday in Lent, Year B - February 28, 2021

Third Sunday in Lent, Year B - March 7, 2021

Fourth Sunday in Lent, Year B - March 14, 2021

Fifth Sunday in Lent, Year B - March 21, 2021

Palm Sunday, Year B - March 28, 2021

Second Sunday of Easter, Year B - April 11, 2021

Third Sunday of Easter, Year B - April 18, 2021

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Year B - April 25, 2021

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Year B - May 2, 2021

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Year B - May 9, 2021

Seventh Sunday of Easter, Year B - May 16, 2021

The Feast of Pentecost, Year B - May 23, 2021

Trinity Sunday, Year B - May 30, 2021

Proper 5, Year B - June 6, 2021

Proper 6, Year B - June 13, 2021

Proper 7, Year B - June 20, 2021

Proper 8, Year B - June 27, 2021

Proper 9, Year B - July 4, 2021

Proper 10, Year B - July 11, 2021

Proper 11, Year B - July 18, 2021

Proper 12, Year B - July 25, 2021, Guest lectionary reflection by the Rev. Andrew Buchanan

Proper 13, Year B - August 1, 2021, Guest lectionary reflection by the Rev. Andrew Buchanan

Proper 14, Year B - August 8, 2021

Proper 15, Year B - August 15, 2021

Proper 16, Year B - August 22, 2021

Proper 17, Year B - August 29, 2021

Proper 18, Year B - September 5, 2021

Proper 19, Year B - September 12, 2021

Proper 20, Year B - September 19, 2021


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: September 17, 2021 8:54 AM