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Courtesy photos Transition Committee co-chairs Betsy Ridge, Beth Grundy and Brett Johnson, and Consecration Committee chair Michael Dangelo The diocesan Standing Committee, which oversees the bishop search and election process now…
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Filming “St. Jones Ditch” has brought director Jeffrey Long, writer Sarah Brockmann and the cast and crew all over Rhode Island, the South Shore and the South Coast. The only complication? The movie takes place in East Texas.  The latest location to pose as the titular Lone Star town is…
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When the leaders of Bristol Lodge, a food pantry and soup kitchen operated by Middlesex Human Service Agency, learned earlier this year that the Waltham church they had been working out of for 18 years needed its space back, they set to work finding a new home. This month, Bristol Lodge began…
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St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Beverly has called the Rev. Christopher Whiteman to serve as the 16th rector in the church’s history. Whiteman was formally installed as rector on Oct. 20 by the Rt. Rev. Carol Gallagher, assistant bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, in a ceremony at…
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When they gather in Diocesan Convention later this month, eastern Massachusetts Episcopalians will take action on measures that advance ongoing racial justice work in the diocese as well as congregational health and wellness. They also will take time to consider together how they and their…
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The Rev. Eric Fialho, rector at St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church in Marion, “holds out hope” that all dogs go to heaven. “I think that God in his wisdom has a place for all living beings who have had breath on this Earth and that includes the spider and everything else,” he said. And on Sunday, Oct…
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Even before an emergency warming shelter was added to plans for a new council on aging building, members of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church were planning to establish a shelter of their own. Funding for the COA building was defeated at the Sept. 18 special town meeting, but on a recent Sunday…
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The Bishop Nominating Committee on Oct. 17, 2023, issued the following announcement inviting participation in an online survey, open until Nov. 1.  Information provided through the survey will help the Nominating Committee write a diocesan profile and determine qualities sought in nominees for…
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Vigil for Peace in the Holy Land Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 5:30 p.m., via Zoom In response to the request of the Most Rev. Hosam Naoum, Anglican Primate of the Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East, calling for a day of fasting and prayer for peace, the diocesan Office of Immigration and…