Dear Members of the Diocese of the Central States and Guests,
We welcome you to the Church of Our Saviour, Oatlands, in Leesburg, VA, for the October 2019 Synod of the Diocese of the Central States. The dates of the Synod are Thursday through Friday, October 17-18, 2019, with arrival and registration on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.
Leesburg, VA is a wonderful place for our Synod. It is approximately 25 minutes from Dulles International Airport. Leesburg, established in 1740, is the county seat of Loudoun County, and it was named after Thomas Lee, great grand uncle of Robert E. Lee. It is considered one of the most picturesque towns in the United States with many historical points of interest. Leesburg also has a wide selection of restaurants to suit all tastes and prices, from fine dining to colorful local eateries and fast food. There is excellent shopping ranging from small boutiques in the downtown historical area to shopping malls on the outer edges of the town.
We have reserved a block of suites at discounted prices at the Homewood Suites by Hilton, Leesburg, located at 115 Fort Evans Road N.E., Leesburg, VA 20176. Registration for the Synod will be from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the Liberty Room. Complimentary wine, beer, sodas and water, and hors d’oeuvres and light supper will be available in the lounge next to the Liberty Room. Registration and payment will be in the Liberty Room. Badges and important Synod information, as well as welcome bags with information about our beautiful area, will be provided to you when you register. Please don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy food and fellowship and information at this complimentary reception. Dinner on the evening of your arrival will be on your own.
The Homewood Suites Hotel is near the intersection of Rt. 7 and Rt. 15 in Leesburg. It is a fifteen-minute drive to the Church of Our Saviour at 20340 James Monroe Highway (Rt. 15), Leesburg, VA 20175, where we will have our worship services and meetings. Lunch on Thursday, October 17, 2019, will be in the Parish Hall. The meetings will end on or before noon on Friday, October 18, 2019. See on-line map.
Our traditional banquet will be Thursday evening at the Lightfoot Restaurant in the Sheridan Room in historic downtown Leesburg. The restaurant is known for its excellent menu and service and they will be preparing a buffet which will include salads and starters and meat and fish selections. A special dessert will also be provided. We will begin with hors d’oeuvres and cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. There will be a cash bar.
Homewood Suites and Reservations:
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Online reservations are suggested. They may be made at https://homewoodsuites3.hilton.com/en/hotels/virginia/homewood-suites-by-hilton-leesburg-va-WASLGHW/index.html. Enter the dates, then, just below, click on “Add special rates code.” That will bring up “Group Code.” Type in our group code OAT, then click on “Check Rooms & Rates.” This will bring you to our special rate and room selection.
Registration for Synod and Banquet:
The Rev. James A. Basinger, Rector
The Church of Our Saviour, Oatlands (REC)
20340 James Monroe Highway
Leesburg, VA 20175