From the Bishop

Honoring our New England Home

March 30, 2017

To our friends and partners across New England,

The people of All Saints’ Church of the Anglican Diocese in New England have prayed and tested the idea of making their church the cathedral of the diocese. During this season of testing, men and women, clergy and laity, have found through the stories of our life together that All Saints’ is home and the mother church of our diocese. Now we want to recognize and honor that reality by the consecration of All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral.

All Saints’ grew into the center of Anglican worship in New England. During a crucial moment in the life of our new province, it became the location of ordinations, conferences, and provincial gatherings over the years. It has been the place that many of our clergy and parishioners have found rest, training, and discipleship. I hope parishioners and friends of the diocese will join us for the consecration service scheduled to take place Saturday, June 10th 2017, at 10 AM, with an outdoor catered reception for 300-plus guests to follow. Please be sure to RSVP to our diocesan office via email (ad-ne@ad-ne.org) if you would like to attend with your name and number of guests.

We have also begun the full restoration of the interior through painting the ceiling, repairing walls, and adding a new video system. Outside we are adding new siding and signage to St. Aidan’s House, which now houses the diocesan and cathedral offices. These projects will cost upwards of $135,000, and while we have already raised $70,000 in contributions and pledges, we need your help to close the gap. Would you consider making a significant gift to help complete this historic work?

We thank you in advance for your support both financially and through prayer. Your donation is greatly appreciated and will be used to make the renovation of All Saints’ Anglican Cathedral complete. You can donate to the “Cathedral Consecration Fund” online at www.adne.webconnex.com/adne-ministries, or send a check with “Cathedral Consecration Fund” in the memo line to:

Anglican Diocese in New England
6 Allens Ct.
Amesbury, MA, 01913

I am so thankful for what the prayers and generosity of so many have already accomplished in our diocese. We could not build this great initiative without you. I look forward to what the Lord will do through us in the next chapter of our common life together.

In Christ’s love,

 
Bishop Bill Murdoch
Anglican Diocese in New England

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