A Report of the Bishop's Task Force on Episcopal School Standards
Office of the Bishop
The Office of Bishop oversees the pastoral, administrative, and programmatic oversight for the diocese. This office coordinates all schedules for the Bishop including Sunday and weekly visitations. The topics on the left are in subcategories for easier search.
Twelve Marks of Healthy Church Behavior
Policy for alcohol and alcoholic beverages at church functions
To: The Right Reverend Gregory H. Rickel, Bishop of Olympia
In accordance with the national canons: Canon III, 7b states: “Deacons shall report annually to the Bishop or the Bishop’s designee on their life and work.”
Please download this form, complete it and submit it no later than May 15, 2018.
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.
Bishop Rickel's 10 Rules for Respect.
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
Compensation and Benefits Manual for Parochial Clergy
Suggestions for topics in a letter to the Bishop from Confirmands prior to the Bishop's Visitation.
Document to assist congregations in reviewing and/or establishing bylaws.
Policy for accepting congregational gifts
A sample for a mission and vision statement.
Worksheet for discerning a congregations God-given Core Passions
The role of the deacon in the Eucharist and various other special liturgies
The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer for 2018
Suggested Diocesan Pastoral Care Polices and Procedures Guidelines