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Location of the Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia is the diocese of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America located in the southwest area of Virginia. It is in Province III (for the Middle Atlantic region). The diocese includes 57 parishes in the southwestern corner of Virginia, including the cities of Lynchburg and Roanoke.

The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia was created from two separate diocesan splits. The Diocese of Virginia split to form the Diocese of Southern Virginia in 1892. The Diocese of Southwestern Virginia split off from the Diocese of Southern Virginia in 1919.

The current bishop is the Rt. Rev. Frank Neff Powell.

Diocesan bishops

  • 1920-1938 The Rt. Rev. Robert Carter Jett
  • 1938-1954 The Rt. Rev. Henry Disbrow Phillips
  • 1954-1979 The Rt. Rev. William Henry Marmion
  • 1979-1996 The Rt. Rev. Arthur Heath Light
  • 1996-present The Rt. Rev. Frank Neff Powell

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