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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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Past Events › Bishop Visits

July 2019

Visit to Six-Day Camp

July 20
Camp Huston, 14725 Ley Rd
Gold Bar, WA 98251 United States
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Bishop in Residence Brian Prior will be visiting Six-Day at Camp Huston.

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Visit to St. Andrew, Seattle

July 21
St. Andrew, Seattle, 111 NE 80th St.
Seattle, WA 98115 United States
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Bishop in Residence Brian Prior will be preaching at St. Andrew, Seattle.

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August 2019

Visit to St. Luke, Sequim

August 4

Bishop in Residence Brian Prior will be preaching and presiding during services at St. Luke, Sequim.

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September 2019

Visit to St. Luke, Tacoma

September 29 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
St. Luke’s Memorial, Tacoma, 3615 N Gove St.
Tacoma, WA 98407 United States
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Bishop in Residence Brian Prior will be presiding and preaching at St. Luke, Tacoma.

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November 2019

Building Dedication at St. Antony of Egypt, Silverdale

November 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Antony of Egypt, Silverdale, 11885 Old Frontier Road NW
Silverdale, WA 98383 United States
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Bishop Rickel will join St. Antony of Egypt Episcopal Church in Silverdale for the dedication of their new building.

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St. Hilda St. Patrick, Edmonds

November 17
St. Hilda St. Patrick, Edmonds, 15224 52nd Avenue W.
Edmonds, WA 98026-4304 United States
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St. John Sudanese, Tukwila

November 24
St. John Sudanese, 3455 S 148th St
Tukwila, WA 98188 United States
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December 2019

St. Bede, Port Orchard

December 1
St. Bede, Port Orchard, 1578 SE Lider Rd.
Port Orchard, WA 98366
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