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The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts welcomes you to visit our congregations online. Please consult local church websites for additional services, more information and contact details. All listings are subject to change.  Weekly Livestreams: St. James's Church, Amesbury Sunday service…

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One year ago, George Floyd was killed at the hands of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, setting off a series of protests across the country, including on the Island.  On Tuesday, community members gathered at a remembrance held by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at the Tabernacle…
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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church’s 5 Loaves, 2 Fishes Matching Gift Campaign for hunger relief raised over $ 10,750, which was equally split among five local organizations: The Westford Food Pantry, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in Devens, The Open Pantry in Lowell, St. Paul’s Soup Kitchen in Lowell and…
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The following pastoral letter with updated COVID-19 guidelines was sent to congregational and diocesan leadership on May 20, 2021.

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The Diocese of Massachusetts has been ordaining deacons for 20 years, and although there are currently about 40 actively serving in congregations and ministries, the order of deacons and their role is still not widely understood.  So this year, the bishops have set aside June 13 as Diaconate Sunday and an opportunity to introduce more people to the life and work of deacons.  Congregations have been invited to request a deacon to be with them and preach during services on June 13, when the church calendar celebrates St. Efrem of Syria, a deacon venerated in both Eastern and Western church traditions.

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The Diocesan Youth Council offers young people in the Diocese of Massachusetts a chance to grow as Christian leaders by organizing retreats, planning service projects and serving in positions of leadership in the diocese. Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 Diocesan Youth Council (DYC),…
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In April, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul’s MANNA (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) ministry of and with the homeless community in downtown Boston was awarded a United Thank Offering Grant of $14,049 for a Hispanic/Latinx pastoral intern to join its team. …
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Paul R. Gentile, the coordinator of the St. Barnabas Episcopal Church record-archiving team, is working to protect and safeguard the records of the church by creating a digital archive. In 2019 the team of three started digitizing historical and ecumenical records such as baptisms, deaths,…
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A pastor is giving up his stimulus money to help fight food insecurity right in his own backyard. St. John's Episcopal Church Rev. John T. Beach broke ground last Saturday (April 24) on a community garden where harvested food will go toward fresh vegetables for the Saugus Food Pantry and needy…
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With food insecurity elevated in Massachusetts due to the pandemic, the annual Walk for Hunger raised more than $1 million as the event took place virtually again this year, according to organizers. For one group of walkers on Sunday, the event is their opportunity to give back to a program that…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: