RIP: The Rev. Robert Hammett

The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

October 29, 2021

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

We are saddened to inform you of the death of the Rev. Robert Lee Hammett in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Mass., on June 1, 2021. Bob was rector of St. John’s Church in Newtonville from 1981 until 1993.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s Church in Newtonville. Due to the restrictions of the coronavirus and space limitations at St. John's, attendance at the service will be limited to family. Clergy are invited to remember Bob in their prayers on Nov. 6.

May the soul of God’s faithful servant departed rest in peace and may light perpetual shine upon him.

Faithfully yours,

The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates
The Rt. Rev. Gayle E. Harris

Memorial donations may be made to:
Havenside Corportion
145 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA 02568


St. John’s Church
297 Lowell Avenue
Newtonville, MA 02460