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The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts welcomes you to visit our congregations online. Please consult local church websites for additional services, special Holy Week and Easter service schedules, more information and contact details. All listings are subject to change.  Weekly Livestreams: …

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Diocesan News
The diocesan community’s prayers and virtual presence are invited for these upcoming ordinations to the priesthood: The Rev. Luke Ditewig, SSJE on Saturday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m., at the monastery of the Society of St. John the Evangelist in Cambridge; Find livestream details here.   The…
Diocesan News
Dec. 4, 2020 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Marshall William Hunt in East Harwich, Mass., on Dec. 1, 2020. Marshall served as rector of St. Anne’s Church in Lowell from 1969 until 1992. He served the diocese as a member of the…
In the News
When President Trump had protesters cleared from Lafayette Square near the White House in June, so that he could stand on the steps of St. John’s Episcopal Church and display a Bible for the cameras, he did not give the church’s clergy the opportunity to speak. Given what happened next, however, he…
Reflections
A General Thanksgiving Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you have done for us. We thank you for the splendor of the whole creation, for the beauty of this world, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the…
In the News
Faith in humanity has been restored at Grace Episcopal Church in North Attleborough. For about a year, the front steps of the church were blocked off with a chain. During the summer, Rick Mabie had in Foxborough completing a mason job. He drove through North Attleborough to go to a bank, when he…
Parish News
Onjalé Scott Price Beginning Nov. 29 through Epiphany (January 6), St. Barnabas's Church presents the "Lights of Advent"-- a colorful display designed to brighten lives of Falmouth residents and visitors during these dark times of the pandemic.  …
In the News
On Tuesday afternoon, the sound of church bells reverberated across the field of Ocean Park, cutting through the still streets of downtown Oak Bluffs. The brassy B flat ring, which belongs to the Trinity Episcopal Church bell in downtown Oak Bluffs, had been a familiar sound every Sunday morning…
Diocesan News

This pastoral message, with updated pandemic guidance, was issued by the bishops of the dioceses of Massachusetts and Western Massachusetts on Nov. 19, 2020.

Diocesan News
What follows is the prepared text of the address given by Bishop Alan M. Gates at the 235th annual Diocesan Convention on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. I Last week on my way to the Cathedral I walked through Downtown Crossing. There I spied a crane lifting a large, star-topped Christmas tree onto…
Diocesan News
Resources for political conversation:  Equip yourself for more constructive political conversations using "Make Me an Instrument of Peace: A Guide to Civil Discourse" provided by the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations. Help bridge…