All events in the Diocese of Olympia through May 31 have been canceled, postponed, or altered due to the spread of COVID-19 in Western Washington. Please contact each event coordinator for more information.
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.
St. Andrew's House
7550 E. State Route 106, Union, WA
The Wisdom School at Saint Mark's Cathedral presents this weekend retreat, designed to create the space for quiet reflection, time away from the burdens of daily life, spacious time in nature, conversations with other men of faith, and worship.
Join the Black/African-American Ethnic Ministries Circle of Color for a Juneteenth observation screening/discussion of CHISHOLM ’72: Unbought & Unbossed - the definitive historical documentary on Brooklyn Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm; following Chisholm from the announcement of her candidacy in January to the Democratic National Convention in Miami, Florida in July, the story is like her- fabulous, fierce, and fundamentally right on.