Episcopal Diocese Of Southern Virginia

Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America located in the southeast area of Virginia. It is in Province III (for the Middle Atlantic region). The diocese includes the Hampton Roads area; Richmond south of the James River; most of the region known as Southside Virginia; and Northampton County, the southernmost of the two counties on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

The Diocese of Southern Virginia was created as a split from the Diocese of Virginia in 1892. The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia split off from the Diocese of Southern Virginia in 1919.

The diocese is currently in transition and will begin the search process for a new diocesan bishop in the next two years. The current interim bishop is the Rt. Rev. John C. Buchanan. The diocese does not contain a cathedral church, though its offices are in Norfolk.

Camp Chanco, the diocesan retreat center, is located in Surry.

External links

http://www.diosova.org/ The Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia

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