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Our bishops 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.

Dates:

  • February 1, 2023 | St. Paul’s (Seattle) Celebration of New & Mutual Ministry | Bishop Skelton
  • February 4, 2023 | St. David’s (Friday Harbor) Celebration of New & Mutual Ministry | Bishop Skelton
  • February 5, 2023 | St. Stephen’s (Oak Harbor) Visitation and Celebration of New & Mutual Ministry | Bishop Skelton
  • February 15, 2023 | St. John the Baptist (Seattle) Celebration of New & Mutual Ministry | Bishop Skelton
  • February 19, 2023 | St. Augustine’s-in-the-Woods (Freeland) Celebration of New & Mutual Ministry | Bishop Skelton
  • February 28, 2023 | Trinity (Seattle) Celebration of New & Mutual Ministry | Bishop Skelton
  • April 30, 2023 | Christ Church (Puyallup) Visitation and Celebration of New & Mutual Ministry | Bishop Skelton
  • May 28, 2023 | St. Stephen’s (Seattle) Visitation | Bishop Skelton
  • June 11, 2023 | St. Thomas (Medina) Celebration of New & Mutual Ministry | Bishop Skelton
  • June 13, 2023 | St. Anne’s (Washougal) Celebration of New & Mutual Ministry | Bishop Skelton
  • July 30, 2023 | St. Mary’s (Lakewood) Visitation and Celebration of New & Mutual Ministry | Bishop Skelton
  • August 27, 2023 | Transfiguration (Darrington) Visitation | Bishop Skelton
  • September 17, 2023 | Christ Church (Anacortes) Visitation | Bishop Skelton