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The climate crisis, racial justice and a renewed mission strategy were among the top agenda items at the annual Diocesan Convention, held online Nov. 12-13 under the theme “Members One of Another,” taken from Romans 12:5 and an invitation to celebrate and explore interdependence as members of the Body of Christ.

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Following is the prepared text of the address given by Bishop Alan M. Gates at the 236th annual Diocesan Convention on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. A video recording will be posted soon.

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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice:

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Two Diocese of Massachusetts congregations recently participated in The Episcopal Church’s “Genesis II: Re-Vision and Renew”--a ministry redevelopment initiative strengthening parishes for what can be the challenging, yet exciting, work of launching new ministries in their neighborhoods.  “We have…
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Grace Episcopal Church in Newton will receive a grant of up to $250,000 from the National Fund for Sacred Places, a major milestone in the church’s effort to raise funds for its historic bell tower. The nearly 150-year-old tower’s masonry has been cracking for years and is at risk of collapsing. …
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The United Nations climate conference features heads of state, government representatives, climate activists and concerned citizens from around the world. The global event also has a decidedly local angle in Susie Faria. Faria is a 25-year-old Beverly resident who was selected as a delegate for…
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What started as an online effort to bring local mothers together has morphed into an in-person family fall festival that organizers hope will further unite the community.  The inaugural festival was held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 outside St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 351 Elm St. The…
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The Office of the Bishop has issued the following notice.

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A comunidade brasileira foi muito bem representada na celebração multicultural de agradecimentos, realizada no dia 16 de outubro. A Igreja Episcopal de Boston, Catedral St. Paul, juntamente com o Ministério UTO (United Thank Offering) abriram as suas portas para um encontro inter-religioso e…
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The Rev. H. Mark Smith has announced that he will be retiring as missioner for youth and young adult ministries for the diocese, effective Jan. 30, 2022.  Smith served the diocesan Office of Youth Ministries as deacon for five years before joining the diocesan staff in 2014 as director of youth ministries.  During his tenure, the scope of the office has expanded to include young adult ministries as well.