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Episcopal bishop will ordain gays

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New rector to join Emmanuel Episcopal Church

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Lambeth Conference wrap-up

Bishop Gayle Harris marches with other Anglican Communion bishops in the Walk of Witness for the Millenium Development GoalsBishops Tom Shaw, Gayle Harris and Bud Cederholm attended the Lambeth Conference, the once-a-decade meeting of the world's Anglican bishops, July 16-Aug. 3 at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. Photo gallery: Massachusetts bishops at Lambeth>>
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All Saints' in Stoneham to offer worship services for youth

All Saints' Church in Stoneham is creating Manna of Sound for Humanity (MOSH), a new worship experience geared toward youth and the young at heart. MOSH will be a Eucharist service amped up by music from "Texas" John Mayer, slide shows and other art. MOSH will be followed by time to hang out in the parish hall; refreshments will be provided.
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Bishops' letters home from Lambeth

 Aug. 1, Bishop Cederholm writes from Lambeth: “In 24 hours I shall be on a plane heading home.  These are my reflections at the moment, but I know I will have many more in the days and weeks to come as my heart, mind, and spirit, with the help of the Holy Spirit, deepen this experience for me, offering further insights than I now have. I write this a day before the conference ends and there may be more to say to you from us after we are home.
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Bishops Gayle Harris and Gene Robinson attend GLBT Eucharist outside Lambeth

Following the conference’s opening Eucharist at Canterbury Cathedral on July 20, about 33 bishops, including New Hampshire’s Gene Robinson (right) and Massachusetts bishop suffragan Gayle Harris (left), shared the Eucharist in a nearby field within view of the cathedral towers during a service that celebrated the gifts of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered Anglicans.
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Bishop Shaw visits English diocese before Lambeth

Bishop Shaw visiting Barnham CEVC Primary School in Suffolk, England Before arriving at Canterbury for the Lambeth Conference, Bishop M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE spent three days in the Diocese of St. Edmundsbury and Ipswich, part of a pre-Lambeth hospitality initiative. While there, he enjoyed a July 14 visit to the Barnham CEVC Primary School in Suffolk, where the children greeted him with a banner they had made, depicting both the Diocese of Massachusetts’ mission cross symbol and a Massachusetts lighthouse.
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Massachusetts bishops make their way to Canterbury

The three bishops of the Diocese of Massachusetts are among the 650 Anglican Communion bishops participating in the once-a-decade Lambeth Conference, now underway in Canterbury, England.  The conference runs from July 16-Aug. 3. This Lambeth Conference is the second for M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE, Bishop of Massachusetts, who attended in 1998, and the first for bishops suffragan Bud Cederholm and Gayle E. Harris.
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Governor Patrick visits St. Peter's Church in Salem

Governor Deval Patrick visits St. Peter's Church in Salem.As part of the 275th anniversary celebration of St. Peter's Church in Salem, the congregation invited Governor Deval Patrick to stop by the historic church. During his fifteen-minute visit June 9, the governor shook hands with parishioners and tried out the "State Pew," which had last been gubernatorially occupied in 1774 by General Thomas Gage, the last British royal governor of the Massachusetts Bay Territories.
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ECM honors social justice workers

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