Diocesan News

Diocesan News
The following diocesan and cathedral event(s) have been postponed or canceled because of the forecasted snowstorm: •  The service of ordination to the priesthood of the Rev. Jennifer McCracken has been postponed to Sunday, Jan. 27, 4 p.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris issued on Jan. 17, 2019, the following pastoral letter to the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, regarding the General Convention's three-year suspension of the statute of limitations on initiating clergy disciplinary cases…
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Tracy J. Sukraw The Rev. Noble Scheepers, the rector of Trinity Church in Marshfield and a member of the Massachusetts Indaba working group, teaches the Indaba teams a new song at their Jan. 12 launch event. Six congregations are…
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In April 2016, a 20-year-old parishioner of Trinity Church in Bridgewater, Emmett Scannell, died due to a heroin overdose. Such tragedies have become a national epidemic and are becoming more and more common here in Massachusetts.  According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Massachusetts is…
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The diocese's Congregational Consultants are this year marking 15 years of service to congregations, during which they've offered countless hours of guidance on everything from annual budgeting and audits, property matters and financial planning, to leading vestry retreats, conflict mediation and…
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Courtesy Photo Chelsea Smith Chelsea Smith has been hired as assistant for governance and administration and will begin in her new position on the diocesan staff on Jan. 7.     She succeeds Laura Simons, who has just begun as…
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Anna Page is in her second year of postulancy for ordination in the Diocese of Massachusetts and her second year of seminary at Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C. Unlike most of her peers, however, Page is also a commissioned officer in the United States Army, serving in the Reserves while going…
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The diocesan community's prayers and presence are invited for these upcoming services of ordination to the priesthood: • The Rev. Gregory Johnston on Saturday, Jan. 5, 10:30 a.m., at St. Anne's-in-the-Fields Church (147 Concord Road) in Lincoln; • The Rev. Jennifer Vath on Saturday, Jan. 12, 10 a…
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Dec. 1, 2018 The following statement from Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry is in tribute to President George Herbert Walker Bush. With a grateful nation, and many around the world, we of the Episcopal Church give thanks to God, the source of life and love, for the life, the…
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Lucy Bixby Drawings by the children at St. Paul's, Nantucket on the wall of a sanctuary in Cuba. In a small town in Cuba, letters and pictures drawn by children at St. Paul’s Church in Nantucket hang on a wall. They are the…