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As a second Easter in the context of global pandemic approaches, worship services and activities will be different again this year. Though traditional egg hunts may not be taking place this Easter, congregations across the diocese are being invited to participate in a creative new activity called …
In the News
As a college student, Amy McCreath studied politics and Russian studies with thoughts of working to help end the Cold War through a career in the State Department. But her concept of how she might best serve others changed when she became absorbed in learning about another intractable problem of…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

Parish News
In spring seasons past at Grace Church in Newton, it wouldn’t be unusual to see members of the congregation outdoors tending to the gardens of the church on family work days or on special Sundays when the church school would go out to help in the gardens under the watchful eyes of the church’s…
Diocesan News

The following pastoral letter with renewed COVID-19 guidelines was issued to congregational and diocesan leadership on March 4, 2021.

In the News
The last three months have been busy for artist and teacher Ryan Jones. During the day, he’d teach reading and writing at Epiphany, an independent school based in Dorchester for children from economically disadvantaged families. At night, he was busy painting. “This was my first mural,” Jones said…
Diocesan News
Online scams and malicious behavior continue to target churches and church leaders. These scams are unlikely to stop, and there is nothing we can do to prevent them.  Awareness and vigilance are our best defense. Some recent examples: Bishop Gates on Instagram: The Instagram…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

Diocesan News
At St. Stephen’s Church in Boston, the sanctuary has been transformed into a staging area for the bags of groceries and other supplies that the church has been providing to families in need every single week since the summer. Each Friday from 10 a.m. to noon, these supplies are distributed to…
Diocesan News
The Rev. Lise Hildebrandt, a priest of the diocese and a convener of the Creation Care Justice Network, is inviting the diocesan community to join her this Lent in practicing both love and lament for God’s creation. …