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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:May 23, 2017Dear Friends and Colleagues,We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Harold R. Bronk Jr. in Milton, Mass., on May 20, 2017. Over the course of nearly 63 years of ordained ministry, Ray served numerous congregations…
Diocesan News
[Episcopal Divinity School-Union Theological Seminary news release]: Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) and Union Theological Seminary announced May 19 that they have signed an agreement that will allow EDS to continue as an Episcopal seminary through a collaboration with Union at its campus in New…
Parish News
[Ascension Memorial Church news release]:  Ascension Memorial Church (31 County Street) in Ipswich will be offering a celebratory Ascension Day service, open to all and led by the Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris, Bishop Suffragan, on Thursday, May 25, at 8 p.m.  Ascension Day 2017 will be a…
Diocesan News
Bishop Alan M. Gates will travel to the Diocese of Tanga in Tanzania, May 22-June 2, in order to meet Tanga's bishop, the Rt. Rev. Maimbo Mndolwa, and become better acquainted with ministry partnerships and health-care and school projects that the Diocese of Massachusetts and several of its…
Diocesan News
Last fall, the Diocesan Convention adopted a new mission strategy that calls the people and congregations of the Diocese of Massachusetts to embrace brave change by reimagining congregations, building relationships and engaging the world.The Mission Strategy Implementation Organizing Team is now at…
Diocesan News
In this video, Bishop Alan M. Gates invites everyone to become more familiar with the new diocesan mission strategy and find their own connections to it and to its call to embrace brave change by reimagining our congregations, building our relationships and engaging our world:  How will we share…
Parish News
St. Luke’s Church in Scituate is buzzing with new ideas for creation care. The St. Luke's church school has led the way for the church’s many bee-centric initiatives, and the parish has big plans for involving the wider Scituate community in the future, according to Kitty Marrone, St. Luke’s chair…
Reflections
“…seek peace, and pursue it.” (Psalm 34:14)In pursuit of peace, 14 people from the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts traveled to Chicago April 20-22 for a conference entitled "The Unholy Trinity:  Poverty, Racism and Gun Violence."  The three-day event was the second conference convened by Bishops…
Diocesan News
The Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston will be a live viewing site for the May 16 webinar at 3 p.m., in which Presiding Bishop Michael B. Curry and the president of the General Convention's House of Deputies, the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings, will discuss this new initiative. …
In the News
The clergy members stood shoulder to shoulder April 25 at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Lowell with a promise to help undocumented immigrants.  The nearly 20 faith leaders were there to formally announce the formation of the Merrimack Valley Sanctuary Network, through which they plan to offer…