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130th Annual Council (2022) – Reemergence

I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. (Isaiah 43:19)

Keynote Speaker: The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

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The Rt. Rev. Robert Wright became the 10th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta in 2012. Since his election, he has been a vocal and active leader in the community, addressing Georgia legislature about gun control, advocating against the death penalty, and supporting programs for underprivileged youth. He teaches about the importance of love and of justice and continues to lead the diocese to be one of service and faith and always on the mission for the Kingdom of God.


Annual Council Registration is Now Open

Click here for registration information.

The 130th Annual Council of the Diocese of Southern Virginia:
February 22-26, 2022

  • Council Week, February 22-25, will feature on-demand reports and evening live virtual events open to everyone.
  • We will hold our business session, including Bishop Haynes's address, virtually on Saturday, February 26, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
  • Clergy and lay delegates will attend the business session via Zoom. This session will also be livestreamed via YouTube.
  • Registration for Saturday's business session will be limited to diocesan clergy and lay delegates only. The registration fee will be $25 for lay delegates and active clergy, and $10 for retired or non-parochial clergy.

Pre-Council Convocation Meetings (dates and times will be posted as they become available - all meetings will be virtual)

Convocation 1 

Convocation 2 - Sunday, February 6, 4:00 p.m.

Convocation 3 - Sunday, February 13, 2:00 p.m.

Convocation 4 

Convocation 5 - Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.

Convocation 6 

Convocation 7 

Convocation 8 

Convocation 9 

Nominations are Now Open for Elections at Council

We will elect people to serve on these bodies:

  • Standing Committee (1 laity and 1 clergy)
  • Disciplinary Board (2 laity and 2 clergy)
  • Provincial Synod (1 laity and 1 clergy)

Click here for information about these positions and click here for the nomination form. Self-nominations are welcome. Please send completed nomination forms to Leah Sicignano at lsicignano@diosova.org as soon as possible.


Certificate of Lay Delegates & Alternates for 2021-2022

Churches must submit a Certificate of Lay Delegates and Alternates in order for their lay delegates to be eligible to register for Council. Certificates were due by September 1, 2021. Click here for the Certificate form for the 2021-2022 conciliar year.

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: January 6, 2022 1:34 PM