The Rt. Rev. Barbara C. Harris

Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts

The Right Rev. Barbara C. Harris was elected Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts in 1988. Prior to her election, Bishop Harris served as interim–in–charge of the Church of the Advocate in Philadelphia and executive director of the Episcopal Church Publishing Co. She has written extensively for The Witness, the Episcopal Church‘s leading journal advocating peace and justice ministries.

Bishop Harris was ordained a deacon in 1979 and priest in 1980. A Philadelphia native, she has served as chaplain in the Philadelphia County Prisons and has been a member of the Union of Black Episcopalians and the Task Force on Recruitment, Training and Deployment of Black Clergy.

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