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Welcome to Region XIV (14)

We are a part of the congregations and other ministries of The Episcopal Church in and near The Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. The Shenandoah Valley stretches 200 miles across the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains. Region XIV is a part of The Diocese of Virginia.  

Region XIV includes the 19 congregations and ministries in the Shenandoah Valley: Calvary, Front Royal; Cathedral Shrine of the Transfiguration, Orkney Springs; Christ Church, Luray; Christ Church, Winchester; Christ the King, Harrisonburg; Cunningham Chapel Parish, Millwood; Emmanuel, Harrisonburg; Emmanuel, Woodstock; Good Shepherd Church, Bluemont; Grace Church, Berryville; Grace Memorial, Port Republic; Meade Memorial, White Post; St. Andrew's, Mount Jackson; St. George's, Stanley; St. Mary's, Berryville; St. Paul's, Shenandoah, St. Paul's on-the-Hill, Winchester; St. Stephen and the Good Shepherd, Elkton & Canterbury Episcopal Campus Ministry (James Madison University), Harrisonburg.

 Our Region XIV delegates for St. Mary’s ('16-17) are Edwina Mason and Maurita Powell and Nadine Pluchinsky and Carolyn Gordon  represent Grace Church ('16-'17) The Regional Council also has a Dean appointed by the bishop for a four year term and a president elected by the council. The Regions serve to enable the churches to offer ministries together that we could not offer individually. The Regions are also key to the communications between neighboring parishes and between churches and the diocese.

Each church contributes to the Region XIV budget, which is about $5,000. We have two primary focuses:

(1) helping support campus ministry at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, where the diocese owns a property used for worship, student gatherings, Bible studies, etc. The Diocese of Virginia employs a full-time priest for the campus ministry program at JMU

(2) assisting children of incarcerated parents in our region by helping them attend summer camps at Shrine Mont, the diocesan Retreat & Conference Center in Orkney Springs.

 


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