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. His visitation calendar has his full schedule.

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April 28, 2018 | Cathedral Day

April 29, 2018 | St. Philip, Marysville

May 20, 2018 | St. John, Olympia

May 27, 2018 | Trinity, Everett

June 10, 2018 | St. John, Gig Harbor

June 24, 2018 | St. Columba, Kent

July 1, 2018 | St. Peter, Seattle

July 22, 2018 | St. John, Kirkland

August 26, 2018 | St. Germain, Hoodsport

September 9, 2018 | St. Andrew, Port Angeles

September 23, 2018 | St. Matthew, Tacoma

September 30, 2018 | St. Hugh, Allyn

October 14, 2018 | St. Paul, Port Townsend

October 21, 2018 | St. Paul, Seattle

November 18, 2018 | St. Mark’s Cathedral, Seattle

November 25, 2018 | Emmanuel, Mercer Island

December 9, 2018 | St. Paul, Mount Vernon

December 16, 2018 | Christ Church, Seattle

FULL VISITATION SCHEDULE