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The 2024 Ministry Discernment Conference offered by the bishops and the Commission on Ministry will be held online on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This online conference will provide an in-depth look at the 2024 edition of the Ministry Discernment Handbook and give potential inquirers an…
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For nearly 20 years, St. John's Church in Sandwich has displayed a giant illuminated sculpture representing the shield of The Episcopal Church in the garden at the front of the church at 159 Main Street, starting Thanksgiving week and continuing through Christmas. The illuminated wire sculpture…
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Diocese of Massachusetts bishops issued on Nov. 30, 2023, this call for prayer, support, advocacy and learning in  response to ongoing Israel-Hamas war. It includes an invitation to all congregations to collect a Jerusalem Christmas Offering in support of Diocese of Jerusalem humanitarian ministries.

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Ron Bearse, a member of St. Mary's Church in Barnstable Village, and Caronanne Procaccini, the director of Client Self-Sufficiency and Compliance at the Community Action Committee of Cape & Islands, talk about the Thanksgiving Turkeys for Cape Codders program.  As part of efforts to address…
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The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for organists and the unique instruments they play. However, for curious listeners, this also means it’s one of the easiest times to hear these instruments sounding off live. And you should hear them live, since no two organs, or spaces…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following pastoral announcement:

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An outreach group is upgrading to more spacious quarters to house women experiencing homelessness in Falmouth through the winter months. Belonging To Each Other has teamed up with St. Barnabas’s Church to offer a home with more bedrooms and common areas than they have had in the past as a refuge…
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The diocesan Standing Committee on Oct. 31, 2023, issued the following invitation for applications from those interested in being considered for appointment to the Bishop Transition Committee.  Applications, via an online form linked below, are due by Nov. 15, 2023.  Questions…
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Following is the text of the address given by Bishop Alan M. Gates at the 238th annual Diocesan Convention on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2023. Send out your light and your truth, that they may lead me, and bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling; … Why are you so full of heaviness, O my soul? and…
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A photo gallery from the October 2023 Diocesan Convention