The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
138 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02111
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Diocese of Massachusetts is committed to educational opportunity for everyone. Although Epiphany School, in Dorchester, and Esperanza Academy, in Lawrence, are independent of the Diocese, their mission of educating children from disadvantaged communities and backgrounds is fully in line with the vision of the Diocese.
The Diocese benefits from the life and witness of three religious orders.
The Order of St. Anne
The Order of St. Anne is an Episcopal religious community of women based in Arlington. The sisters of St. Anne live their lives according to the Benedictine rules of peace, prayer and work.
- The Diocese of Massachusetts covers the eastern part of Massachusetts; the rest of the state is in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, whose cathedral is in Springfield
- There are approximately 77,000 church members in the Diocese
- There are approximately 190 parishes in the Diocese
- Boston is the see of the Diocese
- The diocesan offices and the cathedral are located at 138 Tremont St. in Boston
- The Diocese is overseen by three bishops and a staff of 40
The Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center, is located on 326 wooded acres on the shores of Otter Lake in Greenfield, New Hampshire.
The Diocese of Massachusetts is among the oldest and largest in the Episcopal Church, with 68,000 baptized members in 185 congregations. It officially dates from 1784 when delegates from a few struggling parishes around Boston met with others in the first convention of the Episcopal Church since the Revolutionary War. It took a great sense of mission to build a diocese out of a handful of 18 th century parishes, but the spirit matched the purpose.