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St. Peter's-San Pedro Church in Salem, founded in 1733 and one of the original Episcopal parishes in Massachusetts, is staging a new, original one-act play, "The Making of a Witch." It draws on extensive research that the church's rector, the Rev. Nathan Ives, and parishioners conducted through…
Diocesan News
Gratitude and prayers go with Diocese of Massachusetts deputies and bishops as they travel to Louisville, Ky., for the 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church, June 23-28. Pictured above are Massachusetts lay deputies (top row, from left) William C. Boyce, Betsy Ridge, Brian Litzenberger,…
Diocesan News
The diocesan community is invited to save Saturday, Oct. 19 when, pending consent from the wider Episcopal Church, the ordination and consecration of the Rev. Julia E. Whitworth as the diocese's next bishop will take place at a special 11 a.m. liturgy at Trinity Church in Boston. The Episcopal…
Diocesan News
Keitha Hassell "Keep the fire burning!": The third annual Pan-African Conference was an occasion to share in liturgy and song, fellowship, culture and food from around the diaspora. St. Thomas's Church in Taunton hosted the third…
In the News
Leaders of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts on June 1 ordained five women as deacons, welcoming them into ministry as the church prepares next month to mark the 50th anniversary of the first ordination of women as priests.
Diocesan News
Stemming from the March 30, 2024, Easter Vigil incident at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Boston, a disciplinary complaint filed against Bishop Alan M. Gates under The Episcopal Church’s Title IV canons has been reviewed by a reference panel.  On May 28 the reference panel determined that…
In the News
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church members began a yearlong celebration of the church’s 200th anniversary on May 19 led by diocesan Bishop Alan Gates and joined by parishioners and clergy from area Episcopal churches, including St. John’s Church in Lowell, St. Anne’s Church in Billerica and All Saints…
In the News
For the first time in its 240-year history, a woman will be the top bishop in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. The Rev. Julia E. Whitworth, an Indianapolis priest, was elected Saturday by clergy members and lay delegates during a special convention at Boston's Trinity Church.
Diocesan News
Vicki Ix The Rev. Julia Whitworth joins the electing convention via Zoom following announcement of her election at Trinity Church in Boston on May 18. View more photos on Facebook here. The people of the Episcopal Diocese of…
Diocesan News
The Diocese of Massachusetts will elect a new bishop diocesan on Saturday, May 18, 2024.  Ballot results from the electing convention will be posted on this page as they are announced, with the most recent results at the top.   You may need to refresh this page periodically to view newly…