Diocese of Western Massachusetts

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August 20, 2014

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Frederick Wissemann, the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts

[Episcopal News Service] The Rt. Rev. Andrew Frederick Wissemann, the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts, died peacefully at home early on the...

December 2, 2012

The Rt. Rev. Douglas John Fisher

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts] The Rev. Douglas John Fisher was ordained the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts on Dec. 1 during a ceremony held at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

At...

June 2, 2012

The Rev. Dr. Douglas John Fisher

[Episcopal News Service] The Rev. Dr. Douglas John Fisher was elected on June 2 to be the ninth bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.

Fisher, 57, rector of Grace Church, Millbrook, New York, was elected on the third...

April 19, 2012

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts] The search, transition, and standing committees of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts on April 19 announced a slate of five candidates for ninth bishop of the diocese:

The Very Rev. Richard A. Demarest, 55, dean, St. Michael’s...

December 5, 2011

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts] The Search Committee for the election of a Diocesan Bishop in the Diocese of Western Massachusetts has posted the diocesan profile and application procedures on their search website here. Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2012.

August 6, 2008

A section of stone façade in St. James Episcopal Church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts collapsed July 31, leaving a gaping hole and damaging the rector's car. No one was injured.

Bishop Gordon Scruton of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts was attending the Lambeth Conference when...

March 14, 2007

Inviting his congregation to join him in a ''holy fast,'' the Rev. A. Robert Hirschfeld announced from the pulpit on March 11 that he and the other clergy of Grace Church, Amherst, Massachusetts would no longer perform any wedding ceremonies until the sacrament of Holy Matrimony is available to...

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