Regional Structures

Local, regional, diocesan- and national structures help us to do ministry together so that we may serve God and the world.

The following section outlines basic regional and diocesan structure in the Diocese of Virginia.


The Diocese has 16 regions, determined by geography. Each region has a Regional Council, composed of members elected by the churches in each region. Each region has an elected President, who is a lay person, and an appointed Dean, who is a clergy person. To see the list of churches in each region, go to the Regional Ministry Resource Center. This site also provides handy tools for regional ministry.

Alexandria Region
Arlington Region
Central Richmond Region
Charlottesville Region
Culpeper Region
Fredericksburg Region
North Fairfax Region
North Richmond Region
Northern Neck Region
Northern Piedmont Region (previously Leesburg Region)
Potomac Region
South Fairfax Region
Southern Shenandoah Valley Region (previously Harrisonburg Region)
Upper Tidewater Region (previously Middle Peninsula Region)
West Richmond Region
Winchester Region

Province III

The Diocese of Virginia is part of the Third Province of the Episcopal Church. The Province is governed by a Provincial Synod. Each Diocese elects deputies to represent the Diocese to the Synod. Read the 2018 Province III Synod Report.