Diocesan News

Diocesan News

Congregations and worshiping communities across the diocese are invited to gather a group and come together with others to acquire and share techniques and inspiration for establishing the church as a gracious place for dialogue on challenging topics and for expanding the possibilities for reconciliation and transformation.

The Spring Learning Event takes place on Saturday, March 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.  All are welcome.

Diocesan News
The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Jan. 10, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Carl P. Ijams in Charlton, Massachusetts, on Jan. 3, 2018. Carl was canonically resident in the diocese for 56 years and served as a rector…
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Parish clergy, wardens, deanery representatives and Diocesan Council members have been invited to three listening sessions, an opportunity for them to give input regarding the creation of a new regional canon staffing structure for the diocese. The recent…
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Because of the forecasted snow storm, the diocesan and cathedral offices at 138 Tremont Street in Boston will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 4.  The offices are scheduled to re-open on Friday, Jan. 5, with some staff members working from home.
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The Rev. Nancy E. Gossling has announced her decision to conclude her term as acting dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston on Jan. 6. Courtesy Photo The Rev. Nancy Gossling …
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Bishop Gayle E. Harris led her annual mission pilgrimage to the Holy Land Nov. 24-Dec. 6, along with the Rev. Debbie Phillips of Grace Church, Salem. The trip combined visits to holy sites, in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Jordan Valley, Nazareth, Galilee, Nablus and Ramallah, with opportunities to…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Dec. 15, 2017 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Alden Besse on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, on Dec. 13, 2017. Alden was active with the Martha’s Vineyard Peace Council, the Martha’s…
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Bishop Gayle E. Harris will preside at a service of Anti-Oppression Lessons and Carols for Epiphany, on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston.  St. James's Church in Cambridge has been invited to offer the service of lessons and carols from…
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Longtime diocesan staff member Steve Pierce ends his tenure on Dec. 14 after 20 years of serving congregations in various capacities, first as chief financial officer, later as a deputy chief of staff and most recently as coordinator for congregations. His position was eliminated as part of the…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Nov. 22, 2017 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. W. E. Douglas Bond in Boston, Mass., on Nov. 17, 2017. Doug served at All Saints Parish in Brookline, St. George’s Church in Maynard, Christ…