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Clergy Conferences & Retreats

Information about the two clergy conferences held annually.

Clergy in Southern Virginia are invited and expected to attend two annual clergy events held at our diocesan camp and retreat center, Chanco on the James.

Spring clergy Day

One-day event held typically in April or May

Fall Clergy Retreat

Three-day retreat held typically in late October or early November

Detailed information and registration for these events are posted here when they become available. 

Spring Clergy Day
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

The Rev. Steven Tomlinson, Ph.D., associate professor of leadership and administration at Seminary of the Southwest, will help us focus on the theme
“What you have is enough for a miracle.”

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Chanco on the James

Click here for the Clergy Day Agenda

Participants may arrive any time after 9 a.m. – check in at the Spirit Center.

Fall Clergy Retreat
October 23 - 25, 2023

Caring for the Garden: Wonder, Lament, and Repairing the Breach

Led by Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori
former Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

Bishop Katherine's sessions have been recorded and can be viewed here.


  • Registration Assistance – Contact Shauna Daley at  sdaley@diosova.org  or 757-213-3378 if you have any questions about clergy conferences or retreats or need assistance with registering. 
  • Financial Aid – Scholarship funds are available for both Spring Clergy Day and Fall Clergy Retreat. Contact Susan Allen, sallen@diosova.orgor 757-213-3391, for more information. 
  • Directions – For driving directions to Chanco on the James  click here. 
  • Click here for our Diocesan Event Registration Policy.