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Courtesy photo The Rev. Mark Edington Bishop Alan M. Gates offered the following response to the Oct. 20 election of the Rev. Mark Edington, the rector of St. John's Church in Newtonville, as bishop in charge of the Convocation…
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The bishops' call for congregations to collect or designate offerings toward a diocesan Merrimack Valley disaster relief response has been met with a generous outpouring of $26,018 to date. Courtesy photo …
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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…
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Last year's Diocesan Convention adopted a mission strategy implementation plan that includes "developing opportunities for teams from congregations to visit other congregations, sharing worship and learning about one another." Since then, a Diocesan Council…
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One of the resolutions coming before the Diocesan Convention on Nov. 3 is about a topic that Massachusetts voters will also be considering on Election Day:  gender identity antidiscrimination. The proposed Diocesan Convention resolution advocating gender identity antidiscrimination asks the…
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Members of 40 congregations, representing 11 of the diocese's 12 geographic deaneries, gathered at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston on Sept. 22 for the first-ever diocesan Ministry Network Showcase, organized as a day of "short talks with big messages and lots of resource sharing."…
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This year's annual Diocesan Convention promises celebration in addition to the usual legislative business as it gets set to consider the admission of two new mission congregations and also marks the 30th anniversary of the historic election of the first woman to become a bishop in the Anglican…
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Courtesy Photo Jumping for Jesus: Current DYC mentors and members at the kick-off retreat at the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center in September. People of the Diocese of Massachusetts are used to seeing young people…
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The people of St. Mary’s Church in Dorchester will soon see themselves featured on video via Facebook as part of St. Mary’s “Digital Evangelism Campaign”--a series of five videos highlighting their diversity and their community as well as the different ministries that the church has to offer, from…
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[Episcopal City Mission News Release]:  On Sept. 15, Episcopal City Mission (ECM) hosted a day-long training on “Faith-Rooted Organizing.” About 60 people attended, coming from many different Episcopal churches, the Life Together fellowship program and grassroots organizations. ECM’s Faith…