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Bishop Suffragan Search Process Comes to St. Mary’s

Wednesday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Paca Hall

Listening Sessions for the Bishop Suffragan Search

All members of St. Mary’s and from the Virginia Diocese are invited to attend.

The Search and Nominating Committee will be hosting Listening Sessions across the Diocese to gather people’s views about the desired characteristics for the second Bishop Suffragan.

Selected Virginia churches have lay representative on the Search Committee. Florence Dale is representing St. Mary’s.




In November 2017, the Annual Convention of the Diocese consented to the call from Bishop Shannon Johnston and the Standing Committee to elect a second Bishop Suffragan. The new Bishop will become the third member of an Episcopal team that includes Bishop Susan Goff, who also serves as a Suffragan.

Following are additional Listening Sessions scheduled so far:

Sunday, February 18, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.       Church TBD, Alexandria
Monday, February 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.       Church of Our Saviour, Charlottesville