News

Diocesan News
The Episcopal Church in eastern Massachusetts invites you to come and see what makes our faith communities meaningful to the people who call them home. 

Diocese and Parish News

Diocesan News
Bishop Alan M. Gates issued on March 1, 2019, the following letter to the diocesan community regarding plans for Lambeth 2020. Dear People of the Diocese of Massachusetts, In December an invitation addressed to me and to my spouse, Tricia Harvey, arrived from the office of the Archbishop of…
Diocesan News
The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Feb. 27, 2019 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Reverend Sister Catherine Louise, SSM in Hingham, Mass., on Jan. 24, 2019, on the eve of her 72nd anniversary of her profession. She was 102. On…
In the News
After 10 years of service in tight-knit Winchester, the Rev. Thomas Brown is getting ready to spend a lot of time on the road. As part of his new ministry as the bishop of the Episcopal Church in Maine, he’s expecting to put 40,000 miles on his car visiting the 60 congregations that he will be…
Parish News
Every year in the Merrimack Valley, the Easter Vigil brings together six parishes. Acolytes and readers serve together, and the parish organists take turns providing the accompaniment for a combined choir of up to 50 voices--most of whom don’t often get the chance to sing in such a large group…
Diocesan News

This Lent, the annual preaching series at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston will feature bishops, scholars, a poet and a journalist engaging the question, “What is truth?”  

Diocesan News

On Feb. 11, the church marks the 30th anniversary of the Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris's 1989 consecration--the day Harris became the first female bishop in the worldwide Anglican Communion.

On this historic day, she issued the following message to the community of the Diocese of Massachusetts, where she served as bishop suffragan until her retirement in 2002.

Diocesan News

The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, offered the following response to the election on Feb. 9 of the Rev. Thomas J. Brown, the rector of the Parish of the Epiphany in Winchester, to be the next bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine:

Diocesan News

The Rev. Canon Tina Rathbone has announced her decision to leave her ministry as canon missioner at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, effective March 4, in order to pursue a call to serve with immigrants and refugees in Mexico and Central America--a new ministry that is still taking shape.

In the News
On Monday, Jan. 21, more than 130 people from over 20 community organizations ignored the arctic temperatures, donned winter boots and made their way over to the Blackstone School for the annual MLK Day of Action. This is the ninth year that St. Stephen's Youth Programs (SSYP) has organized the…
In the News
It was a shocking moment. Members of Team Puerto Rico stood in the ruins of what had been a youth baseball stadium, debris and trash strewn everywhere, and stared in disbelief at the bleachers that somehow survived the fury of Hurricane Maria when it struck Puerto Rico in 2017. “It was mind…