Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Rector installed at Hamilton's Christ Church

From Mass.-

After leading Christ Church for nearly three years, the Rev. Patrick Gray has become the congregation's permanent rector.

Gray's title changed from priest-in-charge to rector on Sunday, June 3, when he was installed during a service led by the Right Rev. M. Thomas Shaw, the Episcopal bishop.

Gray came to the Asbury Street church in October 2009, just as a large number of its members broke away to form Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church in Beverly.

Under Gray's leadership, Christ Church has grown and flourished since the jarring split. He's started numerous new programs, from a Lego club for children and a dart team for adults to a network of small groups, where church members can form relationships outside of Sunday mornings.

"People are excited, I'm excited and we're looking forward to what God's got in store for us," he said.

Gray is Christ Church's 13th rector. Previously, he was associate rector at the Church of the Advent on Beacon Hill.

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