The Episcopal Church in the USA has 100 dioceses. A diocese is a geographical grouping of churches and there are three dioceses in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Grace and Holy Trinity Church is in the Diocese of Virginia, which runs from the James River in the south to the Potomac River in the north, westward to the Shenandoah Valley and eastward to the Chesapeake Bay (the shaded area in the map).
A diocese is led by a bishop and the Bishop of Virginia is the Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston. He is assisted by the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff and by the Rt. Rev. Edwin F. “Ted” Gulick, Jr.
The Virginia Episcopalian Magazine is published quarterly and is available online.
The Annual Council of the diocese will be held January 22-24, 2015 here in Richmond. Read more.
The Diocese of Virginia is divided into 15 regions. These regional networks help to facilitate local ministries and program. Read more.
The Diocese of Virginia has two conference & retreat centers. Roslyn Center is located here in Richmond, and Shrine Mont is in the Shenandoah Valley in Orkney Springs, Va. Shrine Mont is home to the diocese’s summer camps for children and youth.
The saying is sure: whoever aspires to the office of bishop desires a noble task. (I Timothy 3:1)