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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.


England & Scotland Pilgrimage

England and Scotland

The 2022 UK Pilgrimage visits important spiritual & heritage roots of the Episcopal/Anglican faith.


Tell Me the Truth About Racism

Diocesan House 1551 10th Ave E, Seattle, WA

The creative minds behind "Tell Me the Truth About Racism," will be in Seattle and you’re invited to watch them demo their new curriculum and hear from them about their anti-racism work with children and families.


Hybrid Bible Study


Join Good Shepherd, Federal Way’s regular Thursday morning Bible study group as they tackle the Revelation to John, reading every word and discussing the text in-depth at their own pace.

College for Congregational Development Weekend Sessions

Dumas Bay Conference Center 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way, WA

The College of Congregational Development is a comprehensive training program. It seeks to nurture and develop congregational development practitioners from within existing parish lay and clergy leadership.


Discover Refreshing Cyprus!

Larnaca, Cyprus Larnaca

Join this pilgrimage to the island of Cyprus with its natural beauty and sites related to the New Testament, history, archaeology, culture and more!


Blessing of the Animals

Christ Church, Tacoma 310 N K St, Tacoma, WA

Blessing of the Animals, October 2, 2022 at 4:00pm.


Edible Hope Kitchen Fundraiser

Lagunitas Brewing Company TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary 1550 Northwest 49th Street, Seattle, WA

Edible Hope Kitchen's annual fundraiser at Lagunitas Brewery is back with food, beverages, entertainment, and exciting raffle items!


Jerusalem’s Old City: A Holy Story

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

In this hybrid forum (in person and online), BBC journalist and author Matthew Teller will present his new book, Nine Quarters of Jerusalem, a highly original “biography” of Jerusalem's Old City highlighting the voices of its little-known ethnic communities.


Visit the Holy Land in Depth

Holy Land Jerusalem

See the Land of Milk and Honey that includes many of the sacred and historically significant locations related to both the Old and New Testaments with the added bonus of meeting with women from different religions along the way to learn about their lives and beliefs.


Ditty Bag Stuffing Day 2022

St. John the Baptist, Seattle 3050 California Ave SW, Seattle

Join with others from around Puget Sound to make Christmas care packages for international seafarers who will be in Puget Sound during the holidays.

Climate Conversations: What You Can Do


One-hour monthly Zoom conversations about things people can do in their everyday lives relating to energy usage to reduce their carbon footprint and reverse climate change.

Follow the Star: The Ballad of the Brown King

Saint Mark's Cathedral, Seattle 1245 10th AVE E., Seattle, WA

For their 13th annual Cathedral Christmas family concert, the Seattle Choral Company presents the first Seattle performance of Margaret Bonds' unjustly neglected holiday masterpiece, The Ballad of the Brown King, written in collaboration with poet Langston Hughes.

$5.00 – $65

Portuguese Camino Pilgrimage

Porto, Portugal Porto

Ten day walking pilgrimage to the traditional burial site of St. James in Santiago, Spain departing from Porto, Portugal on April 14, 2023.