Phased Regathering

6/16/2020 Bishop Goff's letter announcing outdoor worship services this summer (click here for guidelines) 
6/5/2020 Bishop Goff's letter, Preparing for Phase II Regathering in Our Church Buildings

Please note that the date when regathering can begin in your parish is dependent on the public health markers in your Health District. Our Review Group will accept petitions and review them even if your Health District has not yet met the threshold of a 14-day rolling average decline in new cases and in deaths, but an approval made prior to that threshold being met will be conditional until the threshold is met. You will see the links to the Health Marker Analysis as well as a list of locales and their corresponding health districts below

Health Marker Analysis

Click to view the Heath Marker Analysis: COVID-19 Metrics Tracker. This document is updated continuously. To view the breakdown of Health Districts and diocesan Regions, click here.

Area Coaching Contacts

Northern Area

Regions: Alexandria, Arlington, Potomac, North Fairfax, South Fairfax

Coordinator: The Rev. Lynn Ronaldi | 832-651-8943 |

Eastern Area

Regions: Fredericksburg, Northern Neck, Upper Tidewater

Coordinator: The Rev. Pilar Parnell | 315-292-8056 |

Western Area

Regions: Culpeper, Northern Piedmont, Southern Shenandoah, Winchester

Coordinator: The Rev. Justin Ivatts | 571-277-1470 |

Southern Area

Regions: Charlottesville, Central Richmond, North Richmond, West Richmond

Coordinator: The Rev. JT (John) Thomas | 434-282-4118 |

Regathering Guidelines and Checklist

In English: 

The Rev. J. Randolph Alexander, Jr
3606 Seminary Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22304

En Español:

The Rev. J. Randolph Alexander, Jr
3606 Seminary Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22304


Resources for regathering – from building signs, to articles on why singing is not yet safe – can be found in the Regathering Resources Dropbox folder. 

Guidance for Parish Schools 

Further Guidance if Your Parish has a School: We have received a number of inquiries seeking further information on parish schools. As we move further into the summer, we know that schools are discerning whether or not to open in the fall. Some are also wondering if it is at all possible to offer a summer program. The Diocese will not be making these decisions for you, but we offer some guiding principles to consider as clergy and vestries and the leadership of schools make these decisions.