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132nd Annual Council (2024)

Annual Council is a highly anticipated event in our diocese that brings together clergy, lay delegates, and key members of our community.

Led by our Bishop, Annual Council serves as a platform for important decision-making, where delegates gather to worship, learn, and vote on significant matters that impact our diocese. Beyond the formal proceedings, the event fosters a warm and sociable atmosphere, allowing participants to connect with one another.

Annual Council features a distinguished keynote speaker who shares insights and inspiration, adding to the overall enriching experience. Additionally, different diocesan groups and organizations present their annual reports, providing valuable updates on their respective activities. Annual Council blends meaningful discussions, camaraderie, and shared vision, making it a cherished and impactful event for our diocese.

For the Annual Council Archives click here. 

The 132nd Annual Council will take place  February 9-10, 2024

at the DoubleTree Hotel in Williamsburg.

  • The business meeting of Council will take place on Saturday, February 10.
  • We will host an optional evening fellowship event on Friday, February 9.
  • As in the past few years there will be some evening virtual events during the week leading up to Council, which will be recorded for later viewing. 

Certificate of Lay Delegates & Alternates for 2023-2024

Churches must submit a Certificate of Lay Delegates and Alternates in order for their lay delegates to be eligible to register for Council. Certificates are due by September 1, 2023.

Click here for instructions and the Certificate form for the 2023-2024 conciliar year. 

2022 Parochial Report

2022 Parochial Reports were due by March 1, 2023. If your church has not yet submitted its 2022 Parochial Report, mail or email it to the Diocesan office as soon as possible.

If your 2022 Parochial Report is not
submitted your church’s delegates will not be allowed to vote at Annual Council  (Diocesan Canon XVIII, Section 2).


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 Shauna Daley at  or 757-213-3378 at least one week prior to the event with special needs requests.