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In parish news in April, readers learned about a 16-foot mural that was painted by artist Martha Bancroft in 1971 for the chancel wall of the former Parish of the Messiah in Auburndale. When Messiah merged with Trinity Church in Newton Centre in 2015, the mural was removed and was in need of a new home.

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On May 29, Grace Church in North Attleborough held an anti-bullying panel discussion as part of its "Community Conversations," a project to hold conversations of relevance at the church, intended for the entire community.

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At St. James's Church in Cambridge, work has begun to build a new parish hall as part of the preservation and redevelopment project underway, which, according to its website, will transform the church property while preserving the historic church sanctuary. Right now there is a big excavation hole next to the church, surrounded by a construction fence.

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In 1971, artist Martha Bancroft painted a 16-foot mural of a Jesse Tree for the chancel wall of the former Parish of the Messiah in Auburndale. When Messiah merged with Trinity Church in Newton Centre in 2015, the mural was removed and is now in need of a new home.

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The Church of the Messiah in Woods Hole will open its new Parish and Community Center on Church Street during an 11:30 a.m. reception following the Easter Day service on April 21.  It is a renovation, funded by a $2.5-million capital campaign, of the original first church that was built in 1852 and that has occupied the site since the current stone church building was constructed in 1888.

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Every year in the Merrimack Valley, the Easter Vigil brings together six parishes. Acolytes and readers serve together, and the parish organists take turns providing the accompaniment for a combined choir of up to 50 voices--most of whom don’t often get the chance to sing in such a large group…
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On a typical week, Emmanuel Church on Newbury Street in Boston has more than 1,500 people come through its doors for a variety of services, both religious and secular. Constructed in 1861, Emmanuel Church is a historic building with historic preservation needs. To meet some of these needs,…
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In many parish halls and entryways this time of year sit decorated trees that serve as reminders to give to others this Christmas season and to keep in mind those less fortunate. Some are draped in socks, mittens, hats and scarves, looking like a festive coat rack. Others are hung with gift tags or…
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Courtesy Photo The Rev. Canon Tina Rathbone (standing, far right) with members of the Boston Advisory Council on Ending Homelessness. Every other Wednesday, a council made up of 13 people who are either currently homeless, or…
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Grace Chapel invites the diocesan community on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. for a celebration of its eighth anniversary.  Grace Chapel hopes to be able to also celebrate its admission into the diocese as a mission congregation, which the Diocesan Convention will consider on Nov. 3. Grace Chapel, an…