We believe the core purpose of a diocese is building up the body of Christ. The Diocese of Olympia works to fulfill that commitment in our congregations by focusing on three areas.

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Under Our Skin: Bishop Rickel participates in Seattle Times video project intended to foster deeper conversations about race and racism
Discussions about race, inclusiveness and sensitivity clearly aren’t new. Terms like “racism,” “white privilege” and “politically correct” are often used Read more.
On Orlando: A message from Bishop Rickel
Once again our generation is witness to senseless killing from hands that should not have had such simple and easy Read more.
Love, Laughter & Sharing: Tea raises funds for outreach
Vancouver, Church of the Good Shepherd: Despite 100 degree heat, 200 women gathered in their hats on June 4 for Read more.
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What is Ordinary Time?
According to Ecclesiastes 3:1 and the song by The Byrds, “To everything there is a season.” In much of the Read more.
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What to Expect When You Visit an Episcopal Church
Going to an Episcopal Church or any church at all for the first time may feel a little strange and Read more.
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Bishop Rickel’s 10 Rules for Respect
In every Letter of Agreement I have had with congregations, and now with the Diocese of Olympia I have asked Read more.