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Following is the text of the address given by Bishop Alan M. Gates on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at the 233rd annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.  Actions of the Diocesan Convention, including resolutions in final form, are available at www.diomass.org/diocesan-convention-2018…
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Proceedings of the 233rd annual Diocesan Convention will be webcast live on Saturday, Nov. 3. Click on the link below and then follow onscreen instructions to join the webcast: https://zoom.us/j/753384556 If you are a new Zoom user, you will be prompted to download and run Zoom, which should…
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The bishops of the two Episcopal dioceses in Massachusetts have issued the following statement, following a gunman's attack earlier in the day on the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue. Dear People of the Episcopal Churches in Massachusetts, A ceremony…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Oct. 26, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Dwight Chapman Fortune in Providence, Rhode Island, on Oct. 21, 2018. Dwight was rector at St. John’s Church in Taunton from 1978 until 1989…
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Courtesy photo The Rev. Mark Edington Bishop Alan M. Gates offered the following response to the Oct. 20 election of the Rev. Mark Edington, the rector of St. John's Church in Newtonville, as bishop in charge of the Convocation…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Oct. 19, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Eleanore L. (Ellie) Gowen in Norwell, Massachusetts, on Oct. 18, 2018. Ellie served as deacon from 1994 until 2003 at St. Luke’s Church in…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Oct. 17, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. David Buick Van Dusen in Arlington, Virginia, on Oct. 16, 2018. From 1975 until 1991 David served as Rector of St. Peter’s Church in Weston…
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The bishops' call for congregations to collect or designate offerings toward a diocesan Merrimack Valley disaster relief response has been met with a generous outpouring of $26,018 to date. Courtesy photo …
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Last year's Diocesan Convention adopted a mission strategy implementation plan that includes "developing opportunities for teams from congregations to visit other congregations, sharing worship and learning about one another." Since then, a Diocesan Council…
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One of the resolutions coming before the Diocesan Convention on Nov. 3 is about a topic that Massachusetts voters will also be considering on Election Day:  gender identity antidiscrimination. The proposed Diocesan Convention resolution advocating gender identity antidiscrimination asks the…