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Photos from the 2018 Diocesan Convention and celebration honoring Bishop Barbara C. Harris's 30th election anniversary, Nov. 2-3 in Hyannis.

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An effort to combine science and religion to move Cape Codders and Islanders to act, given the potentially catastrophic worldwide warming of the atmosphere, began in an intimate church sanctuary on Main Street. “Those manifestations of climate change may not be apparent but they’re there,” said…
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The Rev. Christiaan A. Beukman has been appointed to serve as archdeacon, beginning Dec. 1.  He succeeds the Rev. W. Michael Hamilton, who has been serving as archdeacon for ordained vocations since 2015.

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Actions of the 233rd annual Diocesan Convention, held on Saturday, Nov. 2 in Hyannis, are available at www.diomass.org/diocesan-convention-2018, including resolutions in final form and election results. Video and text of Bishop Alan M. Gates's annual address to the convention are available here. …
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Following is the text of the address given by Bishop Alan M. Gates on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at the 233rd annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.  Actions of the Diocesan Convention, including resolutions in final form, are available at www.diomass.org/diocesan-convention-2018…
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Proceedings of the 233rd annual Diocesan Convention will be webcast live on Saturday, Nov. 3. Click on the link below and then follow onscreen instructions to join the webcast: https://zoom.us/j/753384556 If you are a new Zoom user, you will be prompted to download and run Zoom, which should…
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The bishops of the two Episcopal dioceses in Massachusetts are among the religious leaders issuing statements of support to the victims of Saturday's attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue during a baby-naming ceremony that killed 11 people and injured six, including four police officers. The statement…
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With the cold weather approaching quickly, the church’s Food and Pet Pantry is gearing up for a busy season. It is open from 10 to 11 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month. Applicants should enter by the entrance in the County Street parking lot. The Rev. Scott Ciosek, also pastor of St. Peter’s…
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The bishops of the two Episcopal dioceses in Massachusetts have issued the following statement, following a gunman's attack earlier in the day on the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue. Dear People of the Episcopal Churches in Massachusetts, A ceremony…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Oct. 26, 2018 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Dwight Chapman Fortune in Providence, Rhode Island, on Oct. 21, 2018. Dwight was rector at St. John’s Church in Taunton from 1978 until 1989…