Dear Clergy, Wardens, Administrators, and Formation Leaders,

We are offering a newly updated Safe Church, Safe Communities training via Zoom this fall for those that need a certification or refresher.

Clergy, lay leaders, staff, and volunteers should all be up to date with their safe church certifications for safety reasons and to be in line with diocesan policies. To identify people requiring this training, please check the beginning of the policies (located below) as well as Appendix A. 

The date and time for the training and registration link are included below. If you plan to attend, registration is required to receive your unique Zoom link

Safe Church, Safe Communities Training

Monday, September 25

6:30-9:30 p.m.


We will offer another Zoom/in-person Safe Church training in the spring. If you are unable to attend and need a certification before then, please plan to complete a training using the Praesidium online portal. Click here for more information.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 


Pattie Ames

Canon for Christian Formation

The Episcopal Diocese of Southwestern Virginia

Safe Church Policies

Safe Church Children & Youth Policy
Safe Church Adults Policy

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