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Who We Are

One of a number of geographically defined areas within the Diocese of Massachusetts, the Cape & Islands Deanery comprises congregations from Plymouth, Buzzard's Bay and Wareham, Cape Cod, and from Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Islands. We are part of the Episcopal Church.

Our Deanery has an Executive Council and an Assembly with delegates from each congregation. We meet at least quarterly, rotating our assemblies among our local congregations.

   2016-2017 Assembly Meetings
Thursday, September 22 St. Barnabas, Falmouth
Tuesday, October 25 Christ Church, Plymouth
Thursday, January 26, 2017 St. Peter's, Osterville
Thursday, March 30 St. Mary's, Barnstable
Thursday, June 1 St. Christopher's, Chatham

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Diocesan Council Reports

June 2016
March 2016
January 2016
Sept 2015
May 2015
June 2014
March 2014
January 2014
Sept 2013
May 2013
31 January 2013

March 2014 Assembly Presentation: Amazing Grace Summer Camp program PDF and PowerPoint available for download or viewing

March 22, 2012 Assembly Recording What does it mean to be Church in the 21st Century?
A Conversation with Dylan Breuer (Video)

Deanery Congregational Development Grant We are grateful for the Congregational Development Grant we were awarded by the Diocese to help promote collaboration and communication among the parishes in our Deanery.
(Read our 2007-2008 Grant Application...).

Practical Eco-StewardshipThe Cape and Islands Deanery is one of a number of geographically defined areas within the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts based on watersheds, reinforcing the symbolism of baptism and the interconnectedness of our lives.  Grace Church on Martha’s Vineyard has been very active in researching and purchasing green products in their parish, and, in May 2009, introduced the Deanery to programs they have in place. As a result of that program, the deanery decided to explore eco-stewardship programs, including banding together to make bulk purchases of environmentally sensitive products.
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