Canon law (the rules governing the operation of the church) requires every diocesan bishop to visit every congregation in his or her diocese at least once every three years. The canonical purposes of a visitation are for the bishop to examine the condition of the congregation, oversee the clergy, preach, confirm, preside at the eucharist, and examine parochial records. The BCP also assumes that the bishop’s visitation will be an occasion for baptism, and that the bishop will preside.
Request a Visitation
To request a visitation from Bishop French, click here to email Executive Assistant Mirelle White. If you’re wishing for the bishop to visit on a specific date, make your request as early as possible; her schedule fills well in advance. Note any special occasions your church is commemorating, or other things you’d like the bishop to know.
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