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129th Annual Council (2021)

February 27, 2021

After consultation with the Executive Board, the Standing Committee and the Chancellors of the Diocese of Southern Virginia, the 129th Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia will be held February 27 VIRTUALLY. Information will be forthcoming about this day-long council and how it will be made possible electronically.


Registration will open in January 2021. Contact Susan Allen at sallen@diosova.org or 757-213-3391 for information.

Pre-Council Convocation Meetings

Dates of VIRTUAL Pre-Council Convocation Meetings will be posted here as they are scheduled by Convocation Deans. Information about how to attend will be posted closer to meeting dates.

  • Convocation I -
  • Convocation II -
  • Convocation III -
  • Convocation IV -
  • Convocation V -
  • Convocation VI -
  • Convocation VII - February 11, 7 p.m.
  • Convocation VII -
  • Convocation VII -
  • Convocation IX -

Delegate Materials

Delegate materials are posted here as they become available.

Nominations for Elections at Council

Please note that self nominations are welcome. Nominations must be received no later than December 29, 2020. Positions to be elected at Council are: Standing Committee (1 laity, 1 clergy); Disciplinary Board (2 laity, 1 clergy); General Convention 2021 (4 clergy alternates and 4 lay alternates. Note: deputies were elected at Council 2020). Click here for information about these positions. Click here for the nomination form.

NEW Certificate of Lay Delegates & Alternates required

Because of the change in format to a virtual Annual Council in 2021 we are requesting that all churches submit a new Certificate of Lay Delegates and Alternates. More information is here. Certificates are due by December 1, 2020. Click here for the new form.

Disclaimer: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia reserves the right to cancel any event.  In the event of cancellation, registrants will receive a full refund.  We also reserve the right to substitute event presenters and modify dates and programs.

Special Needs: The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia serves the entire community and welcomes people with special needs.  Please contact Susan Allen at sallen@diosova.org or 757-213-3391 at least one week prior to the event with special needs requests.


Last Published: November 2, 2020 9:06 AM