Welcome ...

to the Episcopal Church in Western Washington.

We are over 31,000 people in more than 100 churches. We are building strong communities of faith. We are striving to be good stewards of all our resources: our time, our talents, our treasures and our Earth. We are deepening our relationships with youth and young adults, and with others: in the Holy Land, Latin America and all around the world.

We are inclusive. We are growing and learning. We are stewards. We are evangelists. We are on mission. We are the church in the world.

We are glad you're here. The Episcopal Church welcomes you!

Let us tell you more »

In the Spotlight

Episcopal Community Action (ECA) -- Convention Outreach Experiences

During the 2014 annual convention approximately 100 attendees participated in hands-on outreach experiences with ECA (Episcopal Community Action) ministries. This video is a reflection of those experiences.

See video

Stay Connected

View our current issues

Check out the Diocesan Mobile App

Diocesan Mobile App

O Holy Night: A Gospel Christmas Concert Series

Join us for O Holy Night: A Gospel Christmas Concert series featuring world renowned Pastor Wright and the Total Experience Gospel Choir of Seatle. Tickets are available from Brown Paper Tickets (search: O Holy Night). Discounted group rates available. Ticket sales help support the Choir, as well as the Diocese of Olympia's Richard Younge Clergy of Color Fund.
Read more »

Photo Essay by the Rev. Jim Friedrich

The online magazine of The Episcopal Cafe website has published a photo essay by the Rev. Jim Friedrich on "perceptions of church." Two of the photographs were taken in this diocese. Read more »

Chaplains on the Harbor

Chaplains on the Harbor, a new ministry and designated mission station in Grays Harbor county, was introduced at the November Convention, during which this short video was shared. You can also read the latest blog by the Rev. Read more »

Veteran pays for church's repairs after copper theft

Natalie Swaby, KING 5 News, BELLINGHAM, Wash. - It's hard to believe a church basement break-in could have a silver lining. At first Reverend Jonathan Weldon just noticed the missing copper. On the morning of December 8, staff at St. Read more »

High School Youth Conference (HYC)

Date: Friday, January 16, 2015

Time: 8:00pm

Dates: 
Friday, January 16, 2015 - 8:00pm - Sunday, January 18, 2015 - 12:00pm
Cost: 
35.00 dollars. Scholarships available.
Location: 
St. James Episcopal Church, Kent

Join us for Winter HYC at St. James Episcopal Church in Kent. The weekend begins at 8PM on Friday, January 16th and ends at Noon on January 18th. Find out more »

Convention 2014 Wrap-Up

Convention 2014 head tableSo that All might See Jesus, was the theme for the 2014 Diocesan Convention held November 7-8. The altar, table designs, and head table backdrop were crafted from recycled mattress components from Spring Back Mattress Recycling NW, a division of the Northwest Furniture Bank; Spring Back principally employs men who have recently been released from the prison system, providing them not only with work, but with job skills and dignity. The backdrop supports the convention theme and, when seen from different angles, reflects versions of the face of Jesus. Read more »

Episcopal Relief & Development 75th Anniversary Celebration!

It’s time to celebrate! YOUR international aid organization, Episcopal Relief & Development, is celebrating 75 years of healing a hurting world and our diocese is joining the party with our 75th Anniversary Campaign. As unveiled at out recent Diocesan Convention, the 75th Anniversary Campaign is part celebration, part awareness-raising, and part fundraising.     Read more »

Resurreccion 2014 summer day camp video

Celebrate the 2014 Resurreccion Summer Day Camp in this just-released video by Luke Holtgeerts "Resurreccion 2014." The Summer Day Camp was held July 21-August 15 at St. Paul's/Resurrección in Mount Vernon for for multi-cultural bi-lingual children of low-income families in the Skagit Valley. Instruction in math and language arts was emphasized with enrichment in Environmental Science and the Arts in a context that built leadership skills, mutual respect and community involvement. Read more »

FIND US ONLINE FacebookTwitterrss

Around the Diocese

St. Mark's Cathedral presents a Neighborhood Carol Sing; Saturday, December 27, 4-6 pm. Friends and neighbors invited to join this annual informal Christmas Carol sing with Mel Butler at the piano and Flentrop organ.

 

Special Eucharists at Saint Mark’s Cathedral: 1. Celebrating the Feast of St. Stephen, Friday, December 26, 7 pm. 2. Celebrating the Feast of St. John the Evangelist Saturday, December 27, 12 noon.

 

St. Mark's Cathedral hosts a Gala Choral Evensong and "Melebration" in celebration of the ministry of Canon Musician Mel Butler, with reception to follow. Tuesday, December 30, 7 pm. RSVP helpful.

 

St. Aidan, Camano Island, presents its 7th Annual Community MessiahSing! Come to sing or to listen -- scores available to borrow or buy; Tuesday, December 30, 7:00pm.

 

New Year's Eve Labyrinth Walk with Midnight Eucharist at Saint Mark’s Cathedral; Wednesday, Dec. 31, 6 pm- 1am. Spend the evening in quiet meditation, dwelling in that space between what is past and what is to come. Suggested donation of $5/person or $15/family; at the door.

 

The Center at St. Andrew’s, Seattle, offers open registration for Winter 2015 Gentle Yoga. Daytime classes begin January 5 and continue through March 23.

 

St. Andrew's, Tacoma hosts an Organ Evensong and Dedication of its new Fritts Organ with guest musician Canon Mel Butler; Sunday, January 4, 5 pm. A Reception will follow. 

 

Saint Mark’s Cathedral’s Mideast Focus Ministry presents Alice Rothchild introducing her new book On the Brink: Israel and Palestine on the Eve of the 2014 Gaza Invasion Tuesday, January 6, 7-9 pm Potluck supper at 5:30 pm.

 

Christ Church, Anacortes, hosts the 2015 Trinity Institute conference Creating Common Good: A Practical Conference on Economic Equality including key video presentations via webcast with opportunities for small group discussion; Friday-Saturday, January 23-24. Cost: $25; scholarships available.

 

 

Position Open: Saint Mark’s Cathedral seeks a full time Communications Director to implement the priorities of the Cathedral’s Strategic Plan with an emphasis on experiences that deepen and enrich the lives of those in various constituencies of the Cathedral community as well as developing resources that reach prospective participants in Cathedral service and other activities. [More] No calls please.