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After 10 years of service in tight-knit Winchester, Rev. Thomas Brown is getting ready to spend a lot of time on the road. As part of his new ministry as the bishop of the Episcopal church in Maine, he’s expecting to put 40,000 miles on his car visiting the 60 congregations that he will be…
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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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This Lent, the annual preaching series at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston will feature bishops, scholars, a poet and a journalist engaging the question, “What is truth?”  

Diocesan News

On Feb. 11, the church marks the 30th anniversary of the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris's 1989 consecration--the day Harris became the first female bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

On this historic day, she issued the following message to the community of the Diocese of Massachusetts, where she served as bishop suffragan until her retirement in 2002.

Diocesan News

The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, offered the following response to the election on Feb. 9 of the Rev. Thomas J. Brown, the rector of the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, to be the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine:

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The Rev. Canon Tina Rathbone has announced her decision to leave her ministry as canon missioner at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, effective March 4, in order to pursue a call to serve with immigrants and refugees in Mexico and Central America--a new ministry that is still taking shape.

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On Monday, Jan. 21, more than 130 people from over 20 community organizations ignored the arctic temperatures, donned winter boots and made their way over to the Blackstone School for the annual MLK Day of Action. This is the ninth year that St. Stephen's Youth Programs (SSYP) has organized the…
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It was a shocking moment. Members of Team Puerto Rico stood in the ruins of what had been a youth baseball stadium, debris and trash strewn everywhere, and stared in disbelief at the bleachers that somehow survived the fury of Hurricane Maria when it struck Puerto Rico in 2017. “It was mind…
Diocesan News
Bishop Alan M. Gates and Bishop Gayle E. Harris issued on Jan. 17, 2019, the following pastoral letter to the people of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, regarding the General Convention's three-year suspension of the statute of limitations on initiating clergy disciplinary cases…
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Six congregations are answering the diocesan mission strategy's call for "embracing brave change" by stepping forward to launch the "Massachusetts Indaba 2019" initiative this month.

Teams of four people from each of the congregations gathered at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston on Saturday, Jan. 12 to sing and pray together, get some orientation and begin planning their Indaba experience.