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Gerry Sullivan has joined the diocesan staff as chief business officer, filling a position vacant since last November.  Most recently Sullivan served, for eight years, as the chief operating officer for the Sisters of Mercy Northeast, a women's religious community ministering through numerous…
Diocesan News
Diocesan Convention adopted two measures on financial investment policy and fossil fuel divestment and another on multifaith education.  It also approved the $8.2-million diocesan budget for 2015 and elected alternate deputies to the Episcopal Church's triennial General Convention in July 2015…
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Bishop Gates gives his first address to Diocesan Convention. Ellen Stuart Kittle The convention celebrated the newly merged Bristol Trinity Episcopal Church, which comprises the congregations of St. John’s in Taunton, St. John the Evangelist in…
Reflections
One of the most interesting parts of this past state election, at least in my mind, is the map the Boston Globe put together that breaks down how each town voted.  As I look at it, I am struck, as a lifetime resident of Massachusetts, by just how divided our state is politically.  Popular…
In the News
It was storming outside, but the atmosphere was warm and inviting inside as parishioners flocked to All Saints’ Episcopal Church last weekend for an extra-special birthday celebration.Located at the gateway into West Newbury from Newburyport, the historic house of worship on Main Street — with its…
In the News
The city of Medford on Oct. 18 handed out its annual Green Awards to Medford homeowners, businesses and organizations working to keep the city environmentally sound. Grace Church Medford was among the organizations honored. The city noted Grace Church's many green improvements including: 1)…
In the News
As cold rain and a chill wind scoured Copley Square on Saturday afternoon, some 1,300 mourners gathered at Trinity Church to say a final farewell to the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, SSJE who served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts for two decades.  His funeral reflected both his…
Diocesan News
In 2013, the Diocese of Massachusetts invited 14 small congregations to be part of a study to learn more about what helps churches grow and thrive, and what hampers positive efforts to change. Working with diocesan congregational development staff and the Hartford Institute for Religion Research,…
Reflections
"Tom, who so lived his life in the power of the resurrection, longed to challenge and help others to come fully to life, to glorify God by becoming the unique and wonderful person God had made them to be."  Beverly…
Diocesan News
The bishops of the diocese and the deans of Boston's Episcopal churches released the following statement today regarding the death of Boston's longtime mayor, Thomas M. Menino:On behalf of the Episcopal churches in the City of Boston and the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, we express our sorrow…