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On Wednesday, March 14, in collaboration with interfaith partners and grassroots organizers in the Pioneer Valley, Episcopal Church youth and bishops protested peacefully outside the gates of Smith & Wesson in Springfield. 

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"[Diocese of Western Massachusetts Bishop Doug] Fisher and other Episcopal leaders from around the state, joined by students from Springfield, Holyoke, and Boston and supporters and activists from around the region brought their message to a constituency that has so far largely avoided the Parkland…
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Students across Massachusetts walked out of classes, marched and rallied on March 14 in solidarity with a national day of activism calling for stricter gun laws. The #Enough walkout occurred exactly one month after the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, Florida. With high-schoolers in more…
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The diocesan and cathedral offices at 138 Tremont Street in Boston will be closed on Tuesday, March 13 because of the forecasted snowstorm.
Diocesan News
On Wednesday, March 14, in collaboration with interfaith partners and grassroots organizers in the Pioneer Valley, Episcopal Church youth and bishops will stand peacefully for one hour, 3-4 p.m., outside the gates of Smith and Wesson (2100 Roosevelt Avenue) in Springfield.  Speakers will…
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The bishops of the Episcopal dioceses of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts jointly issued on March 1, 2018, the following call, "From Lamentation to Action."  In it they urge solidarity in prayer on March 14, in response to a call for such from the Bishops United Against Gun Violence…
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The search process is now formally underway for three regional canons to serve in the Diocese of Massachusetts.  The job description for the three regional canons is being distributed churchwide . Each of the regional canons will serve a geographic area of the diocese encompassing four…
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The Rev. Amy Ebeling McCreath has been appointed by Bishop Alan M. Gates as the new dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston.  The Cathedral Chapter approved the appointment at its Feb. 27 meeting.    McCreath will be the ninth dean of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, succeeding…
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A group of paintings on display at St. Paul’s Church in Newburyport is brightening up the building’s window wells for the season of Lent while shining a light on a powerful environmental message. The set of 16 paintings was completed by St. Paul’s parishioner and Newbury resident Ingrid Sanborn in…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Feb. 16, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. James C. Knudson in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Feb. 11, 2018. Jim served in the diocese for 10 years before retiring in 2000. He served at…