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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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|