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The bells of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church tolled for four minutes as a crowd gathered to stand in silence and reflect on that day 400 years ago when African slaves first arrived in England’s American colonies. Late August sunlight and a strong breeze hinted at fall’s fast approach as the bells rang…
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The Chapel of St. James the Fisherman is only open in the summer, but the members who worship in this modernist building donate half the church’s income to year-round causes. Founded six decades ago and designed by a leader in the Cape Modernist Movement, the chapel has a long tradition of giving…
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Thanks to a diocesan Sustainable Development Grant, the small village of Nghumbi in Tanzania is closer than ever before to having a well of clean drinking water for the first time. This spring, a Sustainable Development Grant of $10,000 was awarded to the partnership of St. Andrew’s Church in Methuen...

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Several parishioners of St. John’s Church in Arlington will travel to Guatemala in 2020, after a diocesan Mission Tithe Relationship Grant awarded this spring made it possible for the parish to enter into a new relationship with a nonprofit home for children in Guatemala City, Fátima Children’s…
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In June, ProGente Connections, an ecumenical coalition of Brazilian immigrant and American churches, based at St. Andrew’s Church in Framingham, received a United Thank Offering grant of $26,350 to launch a new program “Orientation to American Culture.” The United Thank Offering (UTO) awards grants…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates issued on July 24, 2019, the following letter to the diocesan community regarding the ongoing national immigration policy crisis. In these summer days, at a time when we may be looking forward to some opportunity for rest and renewal, many of us find ourselves deep in a state…
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Each year at St. Dunstan’s Vacation Bible School, many of the counselors and counselors in training stay after camp to do a service project. This year, they decided to do two projects so they could support two groups:  Solar Mamas and A Place to Turn Food Pantry in Natick.
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Presiding bishop issues July 15 video message on immigration: ‘Who is my neighbor?’ Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry said in a video message released on July 15:  “Deeply embedded in the Christian faith, indeed deeply embedded in the Jewish tradition, which is the mother of…
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Do you or others in your congregation have leadership skills to share and a desire to serve the Diocese of Massachusetts and wider Episcopal Church? This year's Diocesan Convention will be electing deputies to the Episcopal Church's 2021 General Convention, as well as members of numerous diocesan…