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Undeterred by rain, the hardy group of walkers gathers at Holy Nativity, Northborough…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:Oct. 24, 2016Dear Friends and Colleagues,We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Kendrick H. Child on Oct. 14, 2016. Kendrick served at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, St. Paul’s Church in Malden and at the former…
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In an effort to quell the anxiety of the presidential election, All Saints' Episcopal Church of the North Shore is holding an Election Prayer Vigil on Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.  All Saints' Rev. Marya DeCarlen said the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts asked all parishes to hold a similar…
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This year’s Diocesan Convention is being called to embrace brave change as it considers a proposed new mission strategy for the Episcopal Church in eastern Massachusetts.Clergy and delegates representing the congregations of the diocese will gather for the annual event Friday-Saturday, Nov. 4-5 at…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates has appointed the Rev. Dr. Karen Coleman to serve as the acting Episcopal chaplain at Boston University.She succeeds the Rev. Dr. Cameron Partridge, who has been the Episcopal chaplain at Boston University (BU) since the fall of 2011.  Partridge has accepted a new call to…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:Oct. 18, 2016Dear Friends and Colleagues,We are saddened to inform you of the death of The Rev. Brian J. P. Murdoch on Oct. 16, 2016, in Vineyard Haven.Brian was serving as priest-in-charge at Grace Church, Vineyard Haven. He was ordained to…
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Click above to view the photo gallery of images from the domestic violence vigil at All Saints of the North Shore in Danvers. 
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Construction crews succeeded on Oct. 7 in hoisting the new Grace Church steeple framework into place at the top of the church’s bell tower.  They had managed to install metal braces connecting the top and bottom halves of the Douglas fir framework, which had proven troublesome the day before. A…
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Loud music and bright colors can make church an uncomfortable place for autistic children—a reality that led St. John’s Church to offer a sensory-friendly service tailored for kids on the autism spectrum and their families.  Geared toward kids three years old and up, the program aims to create a…
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  A message from our bishops:  As our nation approaches its Election Day on Nov. 8, we have a deep yearning for the Holy Spirit to be present in our national life.  Individually, we express this yearning in a variety of ways according to personal conscience.  Colle…