Episcopal Diocese of Virginia
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Our Diocese

The Diocese of Virginia, the second largest Episcopal diocese in the United States, is a community of more than 80,000 baptized members, 400 clergy and 185 congregations in 38 counties. It is divided into 15 regions; Emmanuel Church is located in Region 13, which encompasses the all of Rappahannock and Fauquier Counties and part of Loudoun County.  

The Diocese of Virginia is served by three bishops: the Rt. Rev. Shannon S. Johnston, the 14th Bishop of Virginia; the Rt. Rev. Susan Goff, Bishop Suffragan; and the Rt. Rev. Edwin F. Gulick, Jr., Assistant Bishop. The Diocese has two outstanding conference centers: Shrine Mont, located in the town of Orkney Springs in the Shenandoah Valley; and the Virginia Diocesan Center at Roslyn in Richmond. It is also home to five Episcopal preparatory schools and the largest Episcopal Seminary in the world, the Virginia Theological Seminary, located in Alexandria.     

For more information on the work and mission of The Diocese of Virginia, please visit their Website.