The Massachusetts Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE) was formed in November 1975 at St. Bartholomew’s Church in Cambridge, through the efforts of the Rt. Rev. John M. Burgess, the Rev. Edward W. Rodman, the Rev. Richard Tolliver, Edrick Bain, Leon Brathwaite, Byron Rushing and a group of clergy and laypersons totaling 28.
Efforts of the Massachusetts chapter are directed toward the involvement of black people in the total life of the church, on every level and in every way. Committees on mission, stewardship, education and recruitment (from the laity and clergy) have been created in order that this may be done. In addition, a talent bank has been created comprised of capable, qualified and committed black Episcopalians to serve the bishops and diocesan committees in diocesan decision making when called upon.
An important goal of the UBE is to help eradicate racism within the church wherever it may exist.
Contact: The Rev. Dr. Monrelle Williams, President
617-427-6175 (St. Cyprian's Church, Roxbury)