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.

The role of the deacon in the Eucharist and various other special liturgies

The Diocesan Cycle of Prayer included here is structured to include all congregations, clergy and staff, the ministries and committees of the Diocese of Olympia. It is updated annually.

A PDF of the Cycle of Prayer for 2023 is linked at the bottom of this page.

January 2023 (Eastside)

1/1/2023 – The Holy Name

Suggested Diocesan Pastoral Care Polices and Procedures Guidelines

The following are guidelines regarding the carrying of concealed firearms by members of the public and the congregation on Church property.

The following are guidelines regarding the carrying of concealed firearms by staff and volunteers on Church property while an individual is acting as a volunteer or staff person for the Church.

Policy on Same Sex Blessings in the Diocese of Olympia

Slide deck from the webinar Regathering Considered: Legalities and Practicalities, dealing with the coronavirus and re-opening church buildings. Webinar held on June 10, 2020.

Other Resources:

Slide Deck: PDF can be found at the bottom of this page.

A short summary of the duties and responsibilities for a senior and junior warden of a chuch. The information is from the Vestry Resource Guide, revised by Nancy Davidge, editor, and Susan Elliott, writer —A Project of The Episcopal Church Foundation (

Renewal Application for Lay Eucharistic Minister

Diocesan policy on Eucharistic Visitors, also known as the Two by Two visitation policy.

Expectations for clergy who serve or wish to serve in the Diocese of Olympia

The process and procedures put into place on a complaint of sexual misconduct

Guidelines for Conducting a Virtual Annual Meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions

I Will Bless You, formerly known as A049 as passed at General Convention 2012

In February 2020 the Executive Council of The Episcopal Church (TEC) adopted a Model DFMS (Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society) Vaccination Policy for Youth Events, and encouraged dioceses and Episcopal Institutions to adapt it locally. Our Diocesan Council established a task group to adapt this into a diocesan policy, which was approved at the July council meeting.

A sample letter of agreement between a deacon, the bishop and the assigned church.

This document describes the lobbying rules for churches.

Sample Marriage Celebration Agreement