Massachusetts Seeks Coadjutor

The Diocese of Massachusetts will accept nominations until August 26 in its search for a bishop coadjutor. A nomination is not required, and qualified clergy have until September 23 to apply.

The bishop coadjutor will succeed the Rt. Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, who in January announced his intention to retire and called for the election. In late May Bishop Shaw had surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor. He returned to work a month later.

David Urion, a member of St. Anne’s in-the-Fields, Lincoln, and chairman of the discernment committee, wrote in a letter soliciting nominations:

We very much appreciate the challenge presented by opening this process in the summertime, when perhaps so many are away on vacation, but we hope and pray that you may have anticipated this letter following Bishop Shaw’s announcement of his intention to retire, and have in mind whom you would invite into our process.

Because of the short time frame of our nomination and application process, we have foregone the production of a hard-copy Profile of our Diocese. We invite you to view and share our Profile, found at

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