Shortly after arriving at St. George’s, nearly nine years ago, I had lunch with the extended supply priest who preceded me. “One thing I really worked hard on while I was serving there,” she said that afternoon, “was to confront and, I think, end ‘parking lot’ conversations.” Even though her official title wasn’t interim or […]
Since early 2011, ECF Vital Practices has utilized reader surveys. Your responses guide us as we identify ideas for Vestry Papers themes and articles. Over the past two years we’ve watched two topics emerge as areas many of you are looking for help in: change and clergy transition. Our articles this month focus on transitions […]
The dinner conversation was light and fun, sharing jokes and stories of work, until my dad turned to me. “Richelle, you’re smart in so many ways, but you’re also naïve when it comes to politics.” I braced myself. This wasn’t my first rodeo with my ultra-conservative father. I let him unspool for a few minutes […]
The Bishop’s Close is open 9am to 5pm Mondays through Friday and Elk Rock Garden is open 8am to 5pm.
While we are open everyday during the work week, some members of the staff may not be in the office at the time of your arrival. Please call our front desk or send us an e-mail prior to your visit to ensure that your needs can be met during your visit.
The Bishop’s Close is closed during most religious and government holidays.
Both upper and lower parking lots are available for diocesan guests. We ask you to kindly not block stairways or entrances to the garden.
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11800 SW Military Lane
Portland Oregon 97219
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