This collection of documents will help to prepare for the Bishop's visitation to a church in the diocese. Please be aware of the dates of some of these as they are time sensitive.Congregations who would like to schedule a visitation should have the Rector/Vicar/Priest-in-Charge contact Bishop Rickel directly via email. Contact the Executive Asisstant with any questions at

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.

Suggestions for topics in a letter to the Bishop from Confirmands prior to the Bishop's Visitation.

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

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 Bishop with any questions: or 206-325-4200 x. 2010.