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In the wake of the shootings that took place in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday March 15, Bishop Alan M. Gates and dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, Amy E. McCreath, issued statements to the Muslim prayer group that gathers in the cathedral to worship…
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Busy believers made time to stop by the parking lot of Big Value Outlet on March 6 for an unconventional Ash Wednesday. “Our concept of church is getting out and meeting people where they are,” the Rev. Scott Ciosek of St. Peter's, Dartmouth said. This was the sixth year Ciosek and St…
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A young nonprofit collaborative organization is providing assistance to Brazilian residents in Marlborough and throughout the Metrowest region. ProGente Connections offers Portuguese and English language classes, education on immigrants’ rights and advocacy, and opportunities for cross-cultural…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates issued on March 1, 2019, the following letter to the diocesan community regarding plans for Lambeth 2020. Dear People of the Diocese of Massachusetts, In December an invitation addressed to me and to my spouse, Tricia Harvey, arrived from the office of the Archbishop of…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Feb. 27, 2019 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Reverend Sister Catherine Louise, SSM in Hingham, Mass., on Jan. 24, 2019, on the eve of her 72nd anniversary of her profession. She was 102. On…
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After 10 years of service in tight-knit Winchester, the 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?”  

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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.

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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: