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The Bishop Nominating Committee announced on Sept. 18, 2023, a series of listening sessions to gather input from the people of the diocese regarding their vision for the future and the qualities sought in a new bishop.  Feedback from these sessions will help to guide the search process and will be incorporated in the diocesan profile shared with the prospective nominees.  

In the News
Four Marblehead churches have joined together to build an active Christian youth program that will begin this fall with a series of events open to middle and high school youth in the community. Lay leaders from Clifton Lutheran Church, Old North Church (United Church of Christ), St. Andrew’s…
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After a two-year search, St. John’s Episcopal Church announced that the Rev. Marya DeCarlen is its new priest-in-charge, or as she prefers to call herself, “priest-in-collaboration.” DeCarlen most recently served as rector of All Saints of the North Shore in Danvers and previously at St. James…
Reflections
Following is the text of the sermon given by Bishop Alan M. Gates at the funeral service for Bishop Bud Cederholm on Sept. 8, 2023, at Christ Church in Needham. The recording of the service livestream, courtesy of Christ Church in Needham, is linked above. We are so grateful to you, Matt and Dan…
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The rector at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church for the past two decades, the Rev. Brian McGurk led his last worship service at the downtown  Chatham church on Aug. 27. Although he “quietly” announced plans to retire about a year ago, the transition will take a bit of getting used to, he said…
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While some Mattapoisett residents celebrated Labor Day weekend at the town beach, parishioners at nearby St. Philip’s Episcopal Church closed their 139th summer season by recognizing the contributions of three longtime priests on Sunday, Sept. 3.
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In something as simple as a light bulb or as complex as a heating system that warms parishioners in a cavernous sanctuary, Bishop Bud Cederholm saw ways to better serve God by lessening the impact each church had on the environment. “If we do our share, there is hope for the earth,” he told the…
Diocesan News

In electing Bud Cederholm as its bishop suffragan on Nov. 4, 2000, the Diocese of Massachusetts chose a native son, a seasoned priest, well-known and respected throughout New England, a leader and servant of the church who knew the diocese well, having spent, at the time of his election, more than half of his ordained ministry in Massachusetts.

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The Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates announced on Aug. 28, 2023, the death of the Rt. Rev. Roy F. "Bud" Cederholm Jr., Bishop Suffragan of the Diocese of Massachusetts from 2001 to 2011. Bishop Cederholm was 79. Funeral arrangements and the full text of Bishop Gates's pastoral message follow.

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The Rev. Gregory G. Perez has been named regional canon for the Central Region of the Diocese of Massachusetts, which comprises the 60 congregations and other church-related institutions in the Boston Harbor, Alewife, Charles River and Neponset River deaneries. His official start date will be Oct. 1.