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From July 26 to Aug. 8, Diocese of Massachusetts Bishop Suffragan Gayle E. Harris and Bishop Carol J. Gallagher, who serves as a regional canon in the diocese, participated in the once-a-decade Lambeth Conference of some 650 bishops from across the Anglican Communion, convened by the archbishop of Canterbury.  In a recent interview with Director of Communications Tracy Sukraw, Harris and Gallagher reflected together on their experience at--and exclusion from--Lambeth when it last met in 2008; where and how they found Jesus present at Lambeth this time around; and their side-trip pilgrimages to Gravesend and Turville.  

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St. Andrew's Church in Edgartown opened its doors to provide emergency shelter overnight to 43 men, women and children--all reported to be migrants from Venezuela--who unexpectedly arrived on Martha's Vineyard by plane late in the day on Sept. 14 with no notice to island officials.  The migrants themselves seemed to have been uninformed, or misinformed, according to some reports, about their destination.

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In the Diocese of Massachusetts, memorial activities at Old North Church in Boston are the focus for public expressions of remembrance and worship, and Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris join Old North Vicar-in-Charge Matthew P. Cadwell in raising prayers and offering condolences on behalf of the diocese.

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Correspondents Diane Bair and Pamela Wright take a tour of Old North Church, established in 1723 as Christ Church in the City of Boston and now both a national historic landmark operated by the Old North Foundation and an active Episcopal Church congregation.
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

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Trinity Episcopal Church of Topsfield, Boxford and Middleton has said it “is excited to announce the Rev. Jennifer Vath as fourth rector of the church.” Vath, who likes to be addressed simply as “Jen,” is the daughter of Richard and Lillian Estes, formerly of Topsfield. She is a 1982 graduate of…
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The Rev. Thea Keith-Lucas served as MIT’s Episcopal chaplain from 2013 to 2020, and was recently promoted to chaplain to the institute and associate dean of the Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life, roles that she had been filling on an interim basis since September 2020.  On…
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Aug. 29, 2022 Dear Colleagues in the Diocese of Massachusetts, Grace and peace to you as we approach autumn and the resumption of many events in the churches of our diocese. When we last wrote to you about COVID-19 precautions in March, the Omicron variant had brought a surge of new cases all…
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Newly named chief financial officer Debra Thomas joins the diocesan staff on Sept. 1. She comes with more than 25 years of experience in financial operations, information technology, administrative functions and business process redesign.  …
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Bishop Alan M. Gates has issued the following July 29, 2022, message about the Lambeth Conference of Anglican bishops, underway through Aug. 8.  Scroll to the bottom of the message for links to more coverage and reflections.  Find an additional message, here, from Bishop Gayle E. Harris…