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Latest issue of RISEN magazine describes ministries of reconciliation around the diocese

Check your postal mailbox--you should find the latest issue of RISEN, the Diocese's print magazine, waiting for you! The 2017 issue focuses on ministries of reconciliation around the diocese. If you prefer to read online, it's

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Bishop Knisely offers reflections on keeping a holy Lent

In this brief video Bishop Knisely reflects on what unites us as Episcopalians in this time of political division, and how we can keep a holy Lent. You can watch it  and other videos on our

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Feb. 15 e-news: Generational Differences, Digital Bootcamp, Episcopal Charities, and more

The latest edition of the diocesan e-news, with information about a regional workshop on using digital media in ministry, the upcoming Learn & Lead focused on Generational Difference, the upcoming Episcopal Charities campaign, and more, can be read here.

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Bishop Knisely joins with interfaith leaders in letter against refugee ban

Bishop W. Nicholas Knisely and numerous diocesan clergy have joined thousands of interfaith leaders in signing a letter to the White House and Congress opposing President Trump's refugee ban.  The letter is described in

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All the forms you need to file your Parochial Report

Looking for the actual Parochial Report form? You need to download it HERE. Paper copies are not being mailed out this year. You can also go to the Episcopal Church Center's

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All Events

Learn & Lead: Understanding Generational Differences Mar. 18

Saturday, March 18
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
St. Mary’s, Portsmouth
Register here.


New Employee Welcome Day March 31

March 31  10:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Diocesan House

Gives new parish employees an introduction to the staff at Diocesan House and how they support congregations.  Register here.

Leadership Institute for parish officers Apr. 29

Saturday, April 29
Save the date–info to follow


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Girard and Galatians: Seeing what is hidden


I’ve been reading and working through the implications of Rene Girard’s insights into human relationships for years – particularly the way that

First we pray, then we move.


It’s beyond our bearing. Another mass shooting has happened, this one the deadliest in our country’s history. Someone was given access to enough w

Prayer for Reconciliation


On Tuesday night I was asked to open a meeting of law enforcement and community representatives, and clergy that was set to discuss the federal grand