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Dear People of the Diocese of Olympia,

We are pleased to announce that the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia has received notification from the Presiding Bishop’s Office that Bishop-Elect Philip N. LaBelle has received the required majority of consents in the canonical consent process detailed in Canon III.11.3. The consents received have been certified by The Rev. Canon Michael Barlowe, registrar of the General Convention.

In giving consent to his ordination and consecration, standing committees and bishops exercising jurisdiction in The Episcopal Church attest to knowing of “no impediment on account of which” Bishop-Elect LaBelle ought not to be ordained as bishop and that his election was conducted in accordance with the canons.

This is the next vital step in the transition process following Bishop-Elect LaBelle’s election as bishop diocesan on May 18 at our Electing Convention at Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle. This will culminate in his consecration and ordination service on September 14 at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue and his seating as bishop at Saint Mark’s Cathedral on September 15. More information on both events will be coming in the weeks ahead.


The Standing Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia

Updates from the Standing Committee of the Diocese of Olympia – Successful Canonical Consent for Bishop-Elect Philip N. LaBelle

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