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Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, together with Bishop Douglas J. Fisher of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, have signed a joint letter from 17 church leaders, issued today by the Massachusetts Council of Churches, opposing the…
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Bishop Gayle E. Harris and the Rev. Debbie Phillips of Grace Church in Salem will lead a diocesan mission pilgrimage in Israel and Palestine, Nov. 24-Dec. 6, and they invite others to join them. The latest in a series of such trips that Harris has led, it is envisioned as a mission pilgrimage,…
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Episcopal Church bishops in New England and Atlanta are rallying football fans in their dioceses--and beyond--to join in a charitable contest this week to see how much money they can raise for Episcopal Relief & Development by game time on Sunday, Feb. 5, when the…
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Bishop Gayle E. Harris will be among the bishops and leaders and board members from Episcopal Relief & Development who will travel with the presiding bishop, the Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, to Ghana, Jan 20-29. Pilgrims will visit, pray and reflect at several sites critical to the trans-Atlantic…
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The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, issued on Jan. 14 the following message to the diocesan community:We enter a deeply important week in the life of our nation, bookended by the national remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday and the…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:Dear Friends and Colleagues,We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. John M. Balcom in Northampton on Jan. 3, 2017. John served parishes in Newton Highlands, Chelmsford, Holbrook and Walpole.Visiting hours will be held on Sunday…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:Dear Friends and Colleagues,We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Richard H. Downes on Dec. 23, 2016, in Bedford. Dick was ordained to the priesthood in 1968 and spent most of his ordained ministry in Episcopal schools. Prior…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates, with the approval of the Cathedral Chapter, has appointed the Rev. Nancy E. Gossling as the full-time acting dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, effective Feb. 26.  She will serve alongside the current clergy staff as a half-time associate for six weeks prior…
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The procession departed into the wintry night from St. Luke's-San Lucas Church and made its way uphill through snowy, slushy Chelsea streets, searching for shelter with the Holy Family leading the way--Joseph, Mary and the soon-to-be-born Christ child, carried on a handled platform decorated with…
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The bishops of the Episcopal Church in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts issued a Dec. 12 letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump expressing their dismay at his choice of Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency.“The Episcopal Church stands strongly for the protection of the…