, Salem, MA

February 2, 2013

North Shore religion news in brief

The Salem News

---- — Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church will hold Ash Wednesday services at 6:30 a.m. and 5 and 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at 188 Elliot St., Danvers. For more information, visit or call the church office at 978-774-3163.

As part of Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church’s spiritual formation during Lent, the church will hold a Lenten retreat, called “Going Deeper in Prayer Using Art Materials,” on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 188 Elliott St., Danvers. The retreat will provide an extended time of teaching and hands-on experiences designed to help attendees discover how each of five tools (clay, movement, colored pencils, chalk and markers) can be helpful in prayer times. Attendees should bring a bagged lunch. The cost is $10 for supplies, and reservations should be made no later than Wednesday, Feb. 20, by contacting Wendy Dixon at For more information, visit or call the church office at 978-774-3163.

Church in the Cove is offering a three-week workshop titled “Embracing Love, Healing Our Hearts,” beginning Feb. 12 at 167 Hale St., Beverly. The workshop, facilitated by Patty Chrystycz, focuses on healing and opening one’s heart to receive the love of others, self and spirit. Each session, participants will explore using guided visualization to gain insights that lead to peace, joy, gentleness and love. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays, Feb. 12, 19 and 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with a gathering at 4:45 p.m. People of all spiritual or nonspiritual walks of life are welcome to participate. Tuition fee ranges from $40 to $80 for the entire workshop. For more information or to register, call the church at 978-922-5135 or Patty Chrystycz at 978-762-3194.

The Rev. Dr. Richard T. Loring, interim priest from 2006 to 2007 at the former Calvary Church in Danvers, will serve as the transitional priest for All Saints Episcopal Church of the Northshore, a merger of Calvary and St. Paul’s, located at 46 Cherry St., Danvers. Since retiring in 1995, Loring has provided interim work in churches seeking rectors. Services to welcome Loring will be held Sunday, Feb. 3, at 8 and 10 a.m. A welcome reception will follow the 10 a.m. service. For more information, visit

At 12:01 a.m. on Feb. 27, 1963, St. Mary’s Parish was divided in two, and a new parish, St. Richard of Chichester, was officially recognized and named to honor the patron saint of Cardinal Cushing. St. Richard’s will celebrate its 50-year anniversary with a Mass on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 8 a.m. at 90 Forest St., Danvers. Light refreshments will be served in the rectory conference room following the Mass. Learn more at, or visit for event details.

On the second Sunday of each month, members and friends of Maple Street Congregational Church will collect food and essential items for the Danvers Food Pantry. Items most needed are baby wipes, disposable diapers in sizes 3 through 6, canned soups, tuna and cereal. The church is at 90 Maple St., Danvers. For more information, call the church office at 978-774-4510.