Diocese of Western Massachusetts


October 25, 2018

By: The Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward, Urban Missioner

As we were preparing for the revival in Western Massachusetts, the planning team realized that we needed to do something more than simply invite church folks to be part of the event. Since I work as Urban Missioner in the Main South neighborhood of the city of Worcester, we decided to target my...

October 25, 2018

By: The Rt. Rev. Douglas Fisher

Good evening! What a phenomenal crowd. The Holy Spirit is at work.

For the next ten minutes, I’m going to talk about Michael Curry, St. John the Evangelist, St. Paul, Jesus, and Revival. Here we go.

Three years ago, Michael Curry and I were together with other bishops and college...

October 17, 2018

By: The Rev. Vicki Ix

We’ve been preparing for revival for a year now, and it’s just a matter of hours until we share this wondrous, long-awaited experience. We have discerned a theme, selected venues, and planned communications, partnered gratefully with folks at the Church Center on tech and program, and...

October 17, 2018

By: The Rev. Pamela Mott

"The Great Awakening (1730’s-1740’s) … reinvigorated religion in America at a time when it was steadily declining and introduced ideas that would penetrate into American culture for many years to come." [1]

Central and Western Massachusetts played a substantial role in the Great...

June 19, 2017

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Western Massachusetts Bishop Douglas J. Fisher attended a hearing June 19 held by the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary that featured testimony on a range of proposed criminal justice reform measures focused on sentencing and...

July 1, 2016

By: Ruth Campbell

In 1994, the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts became a sponsor for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), a federally funded child nutrition program whose goal is to feed food insecure children and teens ages 1-18 during the summer months when they do not have access to school meals...

January 14, 2016

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts]

“Anglican Communion Suspends the Episcopal Church After Years of Gay Rights Debates” headline in the Washington Post

“Anglican Communion Suspends the Episcopal Church in the United States” news crawl on CNN

“Episcopal Church Suspended from...

June 21, 2015

When plans to use a local church as a base of operations fell through, the Rev. Meredyth Wessman Ward turned her car into her roving office as she practices a ministry of presence and making connections as urban missioner in the South Main neighborhood of Worcester in the Diocese of Western...

May 18, 2015

[Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts] Bishop Douglas Fisher, IX bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts, is walking 50 miles through the Berkshires in four days – May 24-27, 2015.  This is his third walk through the diocese.  Bishop Fisher walked the Worcester...

September 10, 2014

[Diocese of Western Massachusetts press release] The Trustees for the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts passed a resolution at their meeting on August 27, 2014, “to reduce fossil fuel exposure and to invest in renewable energy projects as objectives for our portfolio going forward.”...