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Bishop Rickel regularly travels across Western Washington to visit congregations and participate in diocesan events and activities, including celebrations of new ministry, ordinations, pastoral visitations, and other special or noteworthy events.

A visitation is the bishop’s official pastoral visit to a congregation of the diocese. Canon law requires every diocesan bishop to visit every congregation in his or her diocese at least once every three years. The canonical purposes of a visitation are for the bishop to examine the condition of the congregation, oversee the clergy, preach, confirm, preside at the Eucharist, and examine parochial records. The BCP also assumes that the bishop’s visitation will be an occasion for baptism, and that the bishop will preside.

During Bishop Rickel’s sabbatical, Bishop in Residence Brian Prior will visit congregations and participate in diocesan events and activities.

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July 2020

Bishop Rickel’s Visitation to Redeemer, Kenmore

July 19
Redeemer, Kenmore, 6210 NE 181st St.
Kenmore, WA 98028 United States
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September 2020

Bishop Rickel’s Visitation to St. Thomas, Medina

September 13
St. Thomas, Medina, 8398 NE 12th St
Medina, WA 98039 United States
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Bishop Rickel’s Visitation to Good Samaritan, Sammamish

September 20
Good Samaritan, Sammamish, 1757 244th Ave NE
Sammamish, WA 98074 United States
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October 2020

Bishop Rickel’s Visitation to Christ Church, Anacortes

October 4
Christ Church, Anacortes, 1216 7th St.
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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November 2020

Bishop Rickel’s Visitation to St. Andrew, Seattle

November 1
St. Andrew, Seattle, 111 NE 80th St.
Seattle, WA 98115 United States
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Bishop Rickel’s Visitation to Good Shepherd, Federal Way

November 8
Good Shepherd, Federal Way, 345 So. 312th St.
Federal Way, 98003 United States
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Bishop Rickel’s Visitation to St. Paul, Port Townsend

November 15
St. Paul, Port Townsend, 1020 Jefferson St
Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States
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Bishop Rickel’s Visitation to St. Aidan, Camano Island

November 22
St. Aidan, Camano Island, 1318 WA-532
Camano, WA 98282 United States
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Bishop Rickel’s Visitation to St. Matthew – San Mateo, Auburn

November 29
St. Matthew~San Mateo, Auburn, 123 L St NE
Auburn, WA 98002 United States
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