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Last year, the Church of the Holy Spirit in Wayland voted to close.  In April 2015, the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, and the diocesan Standing Committee (the elected governing body that oversees aspects of church closings and property sales) consented to…
Diocesan News
The Very Rev. John P. (Jep) Streit Jr., the dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston since 1995, announced on Sept. 25 his plan to retire in February 2017."I am grateful to have served here for such a long, good time, so much has happened. I am very…
Diocesan News
The Boston Episcopal Chinese Ministry based at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul is marking its 35th year with a special anniversary celebration on Sunday, Oct. 9.  The Rev. Canon Connie Ng Lam, Canon Missioner for Asiamerican Ministries, invites the prayers and presence of everyone in the diocesan…
In the News
The House of Bishops of the Episcopal Church has issued "A Word to the Church for the World" lamenting "the stark joylessness that marks our present time" and decries "angry political rhetoric which rages while fissures widen within society along racial, economic, educational, religious, cultural…
Diocesan News
On Oct. 2, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston will celebrate the anniversary of its reopening with an event unveiling new art work and giving thanks for all of the people who gave of their time and resources to make the renovation possible.  The event will include the unveiling of…
Reflections
Forty years ago today the General Convention of The Episcopal Church voted to authorize the ordination of women.  For many of us it is difficult to remember or imagine our church without this expression of wholeness. …
In the News
After spending the summer conducting weekly services in the adjoining Judith Clarke Center for Peace and Justice, the parishioners of St. Peter's Episcopal Church will soon gather in their newly renovated worship space for the first time since an extensive renovation project began earlier this…
In the News
The new garden outside Saint Peter's Episcopal Church sparkled on Sunday afternoon, a small sea of red, pink, purple and green.The Rev. Scott A. Ciosek smiled to see something beautiful and alive replace a dilapidated playground that was becoming the eyesore off Elm Street.It might be the perfect…
Diocesan News
Kelsey Rice Bogdan is the executive director of Life Together, a leadership development and faith formation fellowship program for young adults. This will be Rice Bogdan's first program year as executive director. She sat down for a Q&A to share some of the opportunities presented by the 2016-2017…
Diocesan News
The Episcopal Boston Chinese Ministry was founded in 1981 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul…