Our history as the Diocese of Virginia has been written many times but has rarely included all the voices of the Diocese. Our history is in process, like an unfinished quilt. Some missing pieces in the story that we tell are things that we don’t want to talk about, such as the Church’s historic role in perpetuating white supremacy, and our past silence in the midst of oppression of Black, Indigenous and other People of Color. We have recently begun to reconcile — as a diocese and on a systemic level — with how our power, our action, and inaction have affected those whose voices have been left out.

To read our history as told in the past, you can find it here.

We know that much of our honest history, as well as much of our best history, is still waiting to be written.