This is the document for liturgical resources for marriage that was presented to the 79th General Convention in 2018. It includes liturgies, guidelines, and recommendations for use in same-sex wedding ceremonies. The link for this is HERE.
This is a collection of documents and resources for clergy from the Office of the Bishop. The Clergy Transitions site has information on clergy deployment and vacancies within the diocese.
Here are the basic steps for approval if you wish to officiate at a wedding in the Diocese of Olympia and are not licensed or canonically resident.
Requests should be made at least 60 days prior to the proposed wedding date.
Petition guidelines for remarriage
This is the 2022 Parochial Clergy compensation schedule passed at convention. This document outlines clergy compensation based on congregational grade.
Este es el calendario de compensación del clero parroquial de 2023 aprobado en la convención. Este documento describe la compensación del clero según el grado congregacional.
Este es el calendario de compensación del clero parroquial de 2023 aprobado en la convención. Este documento describe la compensación del clero según el grado congregacional al precio a hora.
This is the 2023 Parochial Clergy compensation schedule passed at convention. This document outlines clergy compensation based on congregational grade.
This is the 2023 Parochial Clergy compensation schedule passed at convention. This document outlines clergy compensation based on congregational grade at an hourly rate.
The supply clergy compensation rates for 2023 are as follows:
Sunday/primary liturgy* with preaching: One liturgy $297.59; additional consecutive liturgies $67.73 each.
Sunday/primary liturgy* without preaching: One liturgy $175.17; additional consecutive liturgies $67.73 each.
Weekday/evening liturgy: $115.57
Annual report for accounting of diaconal/priestly activity during a calendar year
Report for retired and non parochial clergy listing services that have officiating at during the year
Bishop's January 18, 2013 pastoral letter on same sex blessings
The planning form for an upcoming Bishop's Visitation.
A checklist of items necessary for a successful Visitation by the Bishop.
Bishop's Visitation Form for Confirmands and Receptions.
Recommendations and clarifications by The Church Insurance Agency Corporation (CIAC) in regards to pastoral counseling
Checklist for clergy with regards to appropriate use of church property
Policy on clergy discretionary accounts
Clergy Handbook for the Diocese
An orientation guide for clergy in the Diocese of Olympia, with links to resources.
Report on the results of the clergy wellness survey for 2020
Suggestions for topics in a letter to the Bishop from Confirmands prior to the Bishop's Visitation.
In March 2022, the Diocesan Council, upon recommendation of the diocesan Personnel Commission, froze congregation grades at 2022 levels through at least the end of 2023.
Congregational grades for 2022/2023 for parishes and missions. This refers to the congregation grade for churches which helps to determine clergy compensation and assessment values. The congregational grade is updated every year. Those churches that are in bolded text have changed grades from the previous year.
Document to assist congregations in reviewing and/or establishing bylaws.
A sample for a mission and vision statement.