Guidelines used by the requesting mission and the reviewing committee appointed by the Office of the Bishop
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.
Guidelines for counseling centers connected to congregations.
Application for Preacher's License
Renewal Application for Preacher's License
The roles of the rector and the vestry.
Set of procedures for counting and handling money
A Rite for the Celebration and Blessing of a Holy Union (Option 1)
A collection of resources for the Feast of St. Francis.
Table of contents for the types of policies and procedures that a vestry might have.
Roster of Supply Clergy
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.”
This annual report is for year ending 2018. Please download this form, complete it and submit it no later than March 1, 2019.
The Celebration and Blessing of a Covenant Relationship (Option 2)
Questions for congregational leaders to ask during their long-range planning meetings.
Document that may be used after the election of the new members of the Vestry or Bishop's Committee
Letter from Bishop Rickel concerning Episcopal school standards for the diocese
Manual for responding to school standards
Discussing clergy compensation with the vestry or bishop's committee
History and curriculum of Total Common Ministry
Monthly schedule sample for Vestries and Bishop's Committees
A checklist for duties of the vestry or Bishop's Committee person of the month
Sample of a Vestry/Bishop's Committee Covenant
These are a series of four videos created by Canticle Communications for the Diocese of Washington.
The speaker is Laura Stump Kennedy, a member of that diocese who used to be a paralegal with Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services.
One pair of videos (English and Spanish) discusses how to support those in danger of deportation.
The visitation customary is designed to help plan for the visit of the Bishops.
The following documents are available for preparation of a Bishop's Visitation in the Diocese of Olympia. Please note that the Planning Form, Readings, and Letters should be sent to the Office of the Bishop 30 days prior to your Visitation.
Contact the Executive Assistant to the Office of the Bishop with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-325-4200 x. 2010.