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Antiracism Training

Since the 1991 General Convention, the Episcopal Church has approved resolutions that invite Episcopalians, lay and ordained, to repent the sin of racism and to work for its eradication.  During the 2012 General Convention, the Episcopal Church recommitted to the resolution and dedicated itself to continuing to work against the sin of racism for the next three triennia, until 2018.  (More about the history of the Episcopal Church’s antiracism work is available on page 65 of our training manual).

Electing Convention 2014

The special convention to elect a diocesan bishop takes place on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston.  The order of business begins with celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m.

All canonically resident clergy of the diocese and lay delegates (two elected from each of the diocese’s parishes and missions) vote separately as “orders”; a majority of votes on the same ballot from both the clergy and lay orders is required for election. 

Guidelines for Delegates to Diocesan Convention

This document provides a brief summary of the role and responsibilities of Diocesan Convention delegates, with excerpts from the Constitution and Canons.

Mission Hubs

A mission hub is a new model for mission in our diocese, a new way of collaboration, a new way of building relationships and transforming communities and congregations.

A hub is a collaboration of three or more Episcopal churches within a particular geographic area committed to implementing a mission outside the walls of their respective church buildings. 

Diocesan Convention Actions

A summary of actions taken by the annual Diocesan Convention.  Other Diocesan Convention materials are available via the Diocesan Convention page.

Diocesan Budget

The Diocesan Budget, as voted by Diocesan Convention in November of each year for the following calendar year.  Other Diocesan Convention materials are available via the Diocesan Convention page.

Who Does What Roster

A brief directory of contacts for diocesan programs and services, listed alphabetically by topic.

Diocesan Convention 2013

Actions of the 228th Convention of the Diocese of Massachusetts, which took place on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street, in Boston, follow below and are also posted as a PDF attachment at the bottom of this page. 

General Convention 2012

General Convention, the Episcopal Church’s bicameral governing body, meets once every three years to set the direction of the church’s mission and ministry, worship and liturgy, policies and budget.  Each diocese elects and sends up to four clergy and four lay persons to the House of Deputies.  The House of Bishops comprises the church’s 200 or so active and retired bishops.

Meet the deputies from the Diocese of Massachusetts, below, to the 77th General Con

Diocesan Convention 2012

The 227th Convention of the Diocese of Massachusetts took place Friday-Saturday, Nov. 2-3, 2012, at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, 138 Tremont Street, in Boston.

Read more here.  Resolutions in final form are available in the "Actions" PDF document below.