Bishop Search

Following Bishop Alan M. Gates's May 2023 announcement of his plans to retire by the end of 2024, the process to elect his successor has been initiated by the diocesan Standing Committee.

All announcements issued to date are collected on this page, where more information and materials will be posted as they become available.  

Seal of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

A Prayer for the Election of a Bishop from The Book of Common Prayer (p. 818)

Almighty God, giver of every good gift: Look graciously on your Church, and so guide the minds of those who shall choose a bishop for this diocese, that we may receive a faithful pastor, who will care for your people and equip us for our ministries; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.