Thank you to Cathy Lewis for alerting us to the following update from the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia regarding the Talbot Hall property.
The Talbot Hall Task Force met organizationally on September 15, 2010. The Very Rev. Stanley W. Sawyer is the committee chair.
Mr. Sawyer reiterated Bishop Hollerith’s statement: “If there’s an idea out there that will allow us to carry out our mission in a responsible way while continuing to make the property available to our parishes, the neighborhood and others, we’re committed to finding it.”
The committee has already received a number of thoughtful ideas and invites additional ideas through October 25, 2010. Proposed concepts for the Talbot Hall property should detailed, measurable and specific and contain a sustaining funding source. A written proposal of not more than 3 pages is sufficient at this time. Proposals should be sent to the attention of Caroline Black at the diocesan offices at 600 Talbot Hall Road, Norfolk, vA 23505.
The task force also plans to seek input from a variety of external professional resources and will update its progress throughout the process on this site.
The task force will work through the end of 2010 evaluating ideas coming forward from the community. It will then recommend viable proposals to the Diocesan Property Committee which will make a recommendation to the Executive Board of the diocese.
The task force is chaired by The Rev. Dr. Stanley W. Sawyer, Rector of All Saints’ Episcopal Church.
Members of the task force are:
JOAN ATKINSON, Christ & St. Luke’s, Norfolk
JOANNE BERKLEY, Church of the Good Shepherd, Norfolk
CAROLINE BLACK, Canon for Formation, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virignia
THE REV. ROBERT DAVENPORT, Rector, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Norfolk
CHIP FILER, St. Andrew’s, Norfolk
BOB HARPER, St. John’s, Hampton
CATHY LEWIS, Christ & St. Luke’s, Norfolk
MARK PERREAULT, Norfolk Preservation Alliance
JAY TAYLOR, Church of the Ascension, Norfolk