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All Saints' Episcopal Church began with one determined woman whose legacy lives on today in the strong leadership roles laypeople--especially women--hold in the 150-year-old parish. Anna Eliza Hunt and her family moved from Charlestown to Chelmsford in the mid-1800s. In 1860, she decided to start a…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice: Oct. 20, 2017 Dear Friends and Colleagues, We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Margaret “Peggy” Brown Gunness in Concord, Mass., on Oct. 9, 2017. Peggy served as assistant priest and interim rector at Christ Church in…
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A series of works by the Vermont artist Janet McKenzie is on view at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston until Dec. 3. Janet McKenzie "Mary Magdalene -…
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Response to climate change and a commitment to developing new ministry with elders are among the issues coming before delegates and clergy at the upcoming Diocesan Convention. The convention will also hear recommendations from the team that has been working over…
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A new exterior cross installed on Oct. 11 above the main doors of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston marks the completion of renovations many years in the making. "The cross is the final piece of a long process, but cathedrals are always that way," artist Mac Dewart said, by e-mail, of the…
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Two new acting chaplains have been appointed to serve at Boston College and Northeastern University. Effective Oct. 1, the Rev. Grant Barber has been appointed acting chaplain at Boston College, and the Rev. Megan Holding has been appointed acting chaplain at Northeastern University.  Both are…
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Bishop Alan M. Gates made the following announcement on Oct. 16 regarding reorganization of the diocesan staff. The reconfiguration of staff to align with new budgetary realities and with aspects of our mission strategy will include creation of several new positions, and with an ending to certain…
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The 232nd annual convention of the Diocese of Massachusetts will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (138 Tremont Street) in Boston. Registration is now open online, here. Pre-convention forums in October will offer an important opportunity for learning and…
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Twice a week, on Wednesday evenings and Monday afternoons, up to a dozen women gather in St. John's Church’s parish hall to make quilts.  Brightly colored, the most recent batch of these handmade quilts are destined this month for a military base in Afghanistan. There, they will keep three…
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In a "Word to the Church" statement issued Sept. 27 from its meeting in Fairbanks, Alaska, the Episcopal Church's bishops urge Episcopalians to look "for the connections among race, violence of every kind, economic disparity and the environment. Then, after reflecting in prayer and engaging with…