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When President Trump had protesters cleared from Lafayette Square near the White House in June, so that he could stand on the steps of St. John’s Episcopal Church and display a Bible for the cameras, he did not give the church’s clergy the opportunity to speak. Given what happened next, however, he…
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Faith in humanity has been restored at Grace Episcopal Church in North Attleborough. For about a year, the front steps of the church were blocked off with a chain. During the summer, Rick Mabie had in Foxborough completing a mason job. He drove through North Attleborough to go to a bank, when he…
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On Tuesday afternoon, the sound of church bells reverberated across the field of Ocean Park, cutting through the still streets of downtown Oak Bluffs. The brassy B flat ring, which belongs to the Trinity Episcopal Church bell in downtown Oak Bluffs, had been a familiar sound every Sunday morning…
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St. Paul’s Episcopal Church has a new wheelchair lift thanks to the Essex Heritage Foundation and Newburyport Bank. In June 2019, St. Paul’s formed an accessibility task force to research, evaluate, and make recommendations to improve access to the grounds and buildings of St. Paul’s on High…
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On a morning when tensions were high and nerves frayed across the United States – with fears of voter intimidation, voter suppression and even violence – Grace Episcopal Church was an oasis of quiet calm for the voters who trickled in. The stately stone church overlooking a park in this Boston…
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In the cold rain, as night fell on a church parking lot strewn with leaves, a choir and the community that finds faith in it came together again late Sunday afternoon. The choir of St. Anne’s in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Lincoln performed its first live Evensong service together in months —…
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Among Friends, a ministry of St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 166 High St., has distributed more than 6,000 free meals since April 1. The program, which has been serving free meals to the community since 1983, provided over 6,800 meals to the Greater Newburyport area last year and is recording…
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Grace Episcopal Church in Newton is seeking nearly $1.5 million in community preservation grants to repair and restore its 19th-century bell tower, a landmark advocates say is at risk of collapsing and likely will need to be torn down without the city’s financial support. The church’s proposal…
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On Oct. 4, the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard will hold the official consecration of a tent constructed for outdoor and mobile worship. Chaplain Rita Powell and Bishop Alan Gates will lead a socially distanced liturgy in the Chaplaincy’s backyard at 2 Garden St., weaving Christian tradition with…
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More than a decade before court-ordered busing pushed Boston school desegregation into national prominence, the Rev. Dr. James P. Breeden co-organized the Stay Out for Freedom one-day boycotts that led thousands of Black students to trade the city’s public schools for Freedom Schools to protest…