The Administrative Services section of our site is the hub for the professional needs of clergy and lay leaders in the Diocese of Virginia.
- Alcohol Policies: The Diocese of Virginia's policy for responsible use of alcohol.
- Amending Church Records for Identity Changes: Guidelines from The Episcopal Church for making name and gender changes to church records.
- Best Practices for Conducting Virtual Meetings, including Vestry Meetings, Annual Meetings, etc.
- Clergy Licensure: Canonical residency and licensing, registration to serve as a supply cleric, etc.
- Customary for the Diocese of Virginia: Includes guidelines for Bishop's visitations and liturgical expectations for services such as weddings and funerals.
- Customary for Deacons of the Diocese of Virginia
- Customary for Communion Guidelines
- Cycle of Prayer: For use in the Prayers of the People.
- Ecclesiastical Discipline: Includes info on clergy conduct expectations, how to report suspected misconduct, and proceedings following a report of misconduct.
- Finance & Management: Resources from the Treasurer's Office: pledges, parochial reports, compensation guidelines, benefits, payroll, etc.
- Forms: A repository of online forms and registrations.
- Human Resources: Benefits administration, Misconduct Prevention Training, and background check procedures.
- Interacting with the Diocese: Contains need-to-know dates and information for clergy and lay professionals, especially those transitioning in to new positions in Virginia.
- Lay Leader Guidelines: Guides and forms for licensed lay ministry.
- Marriage Guidelines: Forms and guides for clergy for marriage and re-marriage, including approved liturgies for same gender couples.
- Sexual Misconduct Prevention (Safe Church): Guide on who needs training, training opportunities and registration, calendar of workshops, policy manual.
Having trouble finding what you're looking for? Please call us at 800-DIOCESE.