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The diocesan Budget Committee is in the process of gathering data on anticipated income and expenditures in preparation for creating the 2020 diocesan budget, and invites anyone with questions, concerns or suggestions about the diocesan budget process, or about the budget itself, to join for one of…
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In the wake of the shootings that took place in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday March 15, Bishop Alan M. Gates and dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Amy E. McCreath, issued statements to the Muslim prayer group that gathers in the cathedral to worship…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates issued on March 1, 2019, the following letter to the diocesan community regarding plans for Lambeth 2020. Dear People of the Diocese of Massachusetts, In December an invitation addressed to me and to my spouse, Tricia Harvey, arrived from the office of the Archbishop of…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Feb. 27, 2019 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Reverend Sister Catherine Louise, SSM in Hingham, Mass., on Jan. 24, 2019, on the eve of her 72nd anniversary of her profession. She was 102. On…
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This Lent, the annual preaching series at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston will feature bishops, scholars, a poet and a journalist engaging the question, “What is truth?”  

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On Feb. 11, the church marks the 30th anniversary of the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris's 1989 consecration--the day Harris became the first female bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

On this historic day, she issued the following message to the community of the Diocese of Massachusetts, where she served as bishop suffragan until her retirement in 2002.

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The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, offered the following response to the election on Feb. 9 of the Rev. Thomas J. Brown, the rector of the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, to be the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine:

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The Rev. Canon Tina Rathbone has announced her decision to leave her ministry as canon missioner at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, effective March 4, in order to pursue a call to serve with immigrants and refugees in Mexico and Central America--a new ministry that is still taking shape.

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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Jan. 17, 2019 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Gregory M. Howe in Provincetown, Mass., on Jan. 12, 2019. Greg retired to Massachusetts after decades of service in Delaware, and was…
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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…