About the Church
The Diocese of Virginia
The Episcopal Church has 100 dioceses in the United States. A diocese is a geographical grouping of churches; Virginia has three dioceses. Grace & 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. Rt. Rev. Susan E. Goff is, Bishop Suffragan and Ecclesiastical Authority of the Diocese of Virginia.
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.
To learn more: The Virginia Episcopalian Magazine is published quarterly and is available online.