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Grace Episcopal Church in Newton is seeking nearly $1.5 million in community preservation grants to repair and restore its 19th-century bell tower, a landmark advocates say is at risk of collapsing and likely will need to be torn down without the city’s financial support. The church’s proposal…
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On Oct. 4, the Episcopal Chaplaincy at Harvard will hold the official consecration of a tent constructed for outdoor and mobile worship. Chaplain Rita Powell and Bishop Alan Gates will lead a socially distanced liturgy in the Chaplaincy’s backyard at 2 Garden St., weaving Christian tradition with…
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More than a decade before court-ordered busing pushed Boston school desegregation into national prominence, the Rev. Dr. James P. Breeden co-organized the Stay Out for Freedom one-day boycotts that led thousands of Black students to trade the city’s public schools for Freedom Schools to protest…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

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The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital is looking to support homeless shelters on-Island so they can open to the public. Because of COVID-19 health guidelines, the warming shelters and overnight shelters provided by organizations like the Houses of Grace require additional measures to be taken if they are…
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Rev. Dr. Matthew Cadwell has accepted the Call to serve as Vicar-in-Charge at Old North Church in Boston’s North End. He will begin his ministry at Old North on November 16, 2020. Rev. Cadwell replaces Vicar Rev. Stephen Ayres, who retired in December 2019 after twenty-two years of celebrating…
Parish News
Shortly after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis in May, Bishop Gayle Harris made a virtual visitation to the Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham, and met with the parish's middle and high school youth groups to talk about racial injustice, leaving them inspired to take action. …
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As colleges and universities begin this unique school year in the face of unprecedented and changing challenges, campus ministers in the diocese are learning how to safely minister to their communities and anticipating special needs that both students and staff will have as they begin a new school…
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Since the onset of the pandemic, places of worship all over Dartmouth have had to adjust aspects of ministry, with many making the shift to online worship. In recognition of this new reality, Rev. Scott Ciosek of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is turning from the question of how to adapt to the…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: