Congregational Development Grants

Congregational Development Grants are one way the diocesan budget supports worshiping communities in strengthening community vitality and deepening relationships with God. The program challenges congregations to try new programs and prayerfully reflect on current and proposed programs that nurture and reimagine congregational life.

The 2020 guidelines and application form are attached below.  Congregations intending to apply in 2020 should submit a letter of intent to jgarrett@diomass.org by March 2. For congregations that submit a letter of intent, the completed application is due on May 1.

Questions may be directed to Jennifer Garrett, Assistant for Congregations and Events Coordinator, at jgarrett@diomass.org or 617-482-4826, ext. 421.

Find a brochure summarizing all diocesan grant and loan programs here.

These ministries received funding in 2019:

All Saints' Church, Attleboro Boomers and Beyond
Episcopal Community at Boston College Creating study & community space
common cathedral, Boston Training sessions for housed ministry partners
Emmanuel Church, Boston Food ministry
St. Stephen's Church, Boston B-CONN Program
St. James's Church, Cambridge Invitation to the community
St. Mary's Church, Dorchester Ritmo y Tambores
St. Dunstan's Church, Dover Community awareness and engagement
St. John's Church, Franklin Seed funding for church school director
St. Michael's Church, Holliston New street signage
Grace Church, Lawrence Two-generation model
St. Anne's Church, Lowell Youth Alive
St. John's Church, Lowell KALEIDOSCOPE
St. Stephen's Church, Lynn Reaching out to the Latino community
Church of the Advent, Medfield Improving accessibility
St. Anne's Church, North Billerica Marketing to the community; Where Do I Fit In
Trinity Chapel, Shirley Creation of a new website
Church of Our Saviour, Somerset South Coast youth group; Multi-parish retreat
St. Mark's Church, Southborough Welcoming Task Group
Emmanuel Church, West Roxbury From Maintenance to Mission
St. Peter's Church, Weston Growth initiative--new playground project
Church of the Messiah, Woods Hole Audio-visual equipment