To further work of and deepen relationships in The Episcopal Church in New England by coordinating the interdependent ministries of the seven dioceses in a spirit of mutual responsibility to coordinate information, share resources, and make connections to work for God's mission in the world, restoring people to unity with God and each other in Christ.
We are one of the nine provinces in The Episcopal Church. Visit the Province 1 website for events, news, and ministry network information at www.province1.org.
Province 1 consists of the seven New England dioceses of The Episcopal Church:
If you're an Episcopalian in one of those dioceses, Province 1 is YOU.
We represent a broad spectrum of rural, urban and suburban parishes with a great diversity in ethnic and racial cultures, church size, liturgical style and theological perspectives.
We coordinate ministries and share resources.
We believe that there are things we can do better together rather than separately. We gather leaders from the dioceses around common ministry concerns. We also have informal groups focused on projects or special initiatives. Members come together for leadership development, formation opportunities, and sharing of resources. Our Executive Director and officers support and facilitate connection between Province 1's lay and ordained ministers.
We meet as a Conference.
The Conference of the Province (formerly Synod) consists of the House of Deputies and the House of Bishops. Lay and clergy Deputies are elected, two from each diocese, and all New England bishops are members. These two Houses come together at least once each year to further the work of the Church and regulate all business of the Province.
We invite new possibilities.
Our Province is called into a re-visioned place of empowering the ministry of all baptized, laity and clergy together. We are working together to take the spark of our renewed vision into the our communities and our world with all the extraordinary opportunities God provides.We have a history of working closely together, creating new initiatives, and offering them not only to our own dioceses but also to the wider Church. We invite you to be part of that adventure by gathering with us in cyberspace and face to face!