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Three new appointments have been made to the phase four membership of the Mission Strategy Implementation Organizing Team as it continues its work since last year's Diocesan Convention. On June 28 Bishop Alan M. Gates appointed the Rev. Joe Robinson of Christ Church in Cambridge to serve as co…
In the News
Ingrid Houghton lifted up her daughter Matilda to pull on a white rope to ring the bell as folks trickled out of St. Aidan’s Chapel. Matilda is part of the fifth generation of the Houghton family who built the chapel in 1917 on Smith Neck Road.  On July 23, a service was held in celebration of the…
Diocesan News
[Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina news release]  It was a joyful Saturday in Durham, N.C., on July 15, when the Rt. Rev. Samuel Rodman was ordained and consecrated as the 12th bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina.Rodman was elected on March 4, 2017, marking the culmination of a…
In the News
With a monthly food pantry on Tuesdays, meals prepared for delivery to families weekly, a free meal for the public every Thursday night and an open door policy for homeless men and women throughout the winter months, the Church of the Good Shepherd is known for its efforts to help the community. …
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Dressed in a simple white robe, Sam Rodman stood at the front of Duke Chapel before the leader of the Episcopal Church, who asked the 1,000 congregants in attendance if Rodman should be ordained the bishop for the central North Carolina diocese that includes Charlotte, Greensboro and the Triangle. …
Bishop's Blog
Relativity was keenly evident. When for a moment one ceased paddling, it seemed for all the world as though our vessels were standing completely still. Look down at the water’s surface and all seemed stationary. Look ahead, downstream, and no forward movement was apparent. Look right, to the far…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:July 5, 2017Dear Friends and Colleagues,We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Warren G. Freeman in Yakima, Washington, on April 7, 2017.  Over the course of nearly 54 years of ordained ministry, Warren served numerous…
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A new exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum of American History in Washington, D.C., includes artifacts contributed by a Newburyport church.  St. Paul's on High Street is the oldest continuing Episcopal church in the United States. After being approached by representatives from the Smithsonian, church…
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The Haverhill Clergy Association — composed of clergy from Roman Catholic, Protestant, Islamic and Jewish faith communities — has written a letter calling for elected officials, churches and the citizens of the city to live out their faith and practice it concretely.Click the link above to read the…