Other Asian Ministries

Myanmar (Burma)

The Rev. Kitty Babson, former missionary of Burma, has taken VTS students to Myanmar for many years. This continued in January 2013 for a month long VTS immersion seminar which allowed students to discern their baptismal vocations to be missionaries of God’s good in a needful world.

Leeds Church, Markham, supports a relationship with their sister parish in the Diocese of Toungoo, Myanmar.


There have been various trips to Oman led by the Rev. Bill Sachs. They maintain good relationships with church leaders and the Minister of Religion in the Government of Oman.


The Rev. Bill Sachs of St. Stephen’s, Richmond maintains relationships with a parish in Qatar.

South Korea

Bishop Shannon and two other Diocese of Virginia representatives visited the Archbishop of the Province of Korea (also the Bishop of Seoul) and the Diocese of Seoul in September 2012. The Diocese of Virginia hopes to partner with the Anglican Church of Korea to begin an exchange program. In addition, there are two Korean congregations within the Diocese of Virginia.

Sri Lanka

The Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj (Dhilo) Ranjit Canagasabey, Bishop of Colombo, visited the diocese in October 2014. 


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Are you interested in getting involved with our ministries in Asia? Do you have an existing ministry or connection? Send your comments to Aisha Huertas.