Br. Tom Shaw – Visitation and Funeral Arrangements


Friday, October 31st; 4:00 – 9:00 p.m.
including the Office of the Dead at 6:00 p.m. and Compline at 8:30 p.m.

The Monastery Chapel
The Society of Saint John the Evangelist
980 Memorial Drive, Cambridge


The Eucharist of the Resurrection
Saturday, November 1st;  at 2:00 p.m.

Trinity Church
Copley Square, Boston

The liturgy will be shared via closed-circuit television to the overflow seating area in Trinity’s undercroft and on Copley Square.  Communion will be available to all.

Please enter Trinity Church via the Copley Square doors, which will open at 1:30 p.m. for seating.  Those with accessibility needs may use the Clarendon Street door (ramp from St. James Avenue) beginning at 1:15 p.m.

Bishops, priests, and deacons will not vest or process, and are invited to sit in the congregation.

A reception follows.

Burial will be private.


Br. Tom requested that, in lieu of flowers, memorial gifts be directed to:

The Society of St. John the Evangelist
980 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA  02138


The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
138 Tremont Street
Boston, MA  02111


  1. Elspeth Mcclelland on December 29, 2017 at 06:26

    I just read a poem by Mary Oliver about Tom Shaw. He must have been a great man.

  2. Joan Hill on October 30, 2014 at 20:05

    I did not know him, but have a copy of a sermon of his from the ’80s which I think of often. He talked about his Fathers’ Group, and how they shared tender moments they had had with their children. He said something like “I sometimes think of the Trinity as they are shown in Eastern icons, sitting in a circle, and talking about us (concerns? tender moments?). I have cherished it for years. May he have many blessings, and much joy.

  3. Brad Trafton on October 27, 2014 at 12:10

    Bishop Tom was a Saint and how appropriate that the Eucharist will
    be celebrated on All Saint’s Day at Trinity Church in Copely Square,
    a parish that he loved. In 1995 I became a Roman Catholic as my
    Episcopal Parish was closing over Prayer Book Issues and the
    Ordination of Women. I remember my mother church on this day
    as she lays to rest a Bishop, a Priest, a Monk and friend to so
    many. May the Lord bless us all as His servant Tom is called
    home to rejoice in the Church Triumphant. Brad Trafton

  4. Chris on October 24, 2014 at 10:55

    It was a gift to have met Tom for a very brief period.
    He was a very kind person and I’m sure he has impacted many lives
    in such a positive manner. People like Tom make this world a better place.
    God Bless.

  5. Br. Rafael,OHC on October 19, 2014 at 10:54

    Br. Tom Shaw visited me in Nicaragua when I was in charge of St. Mark.’s
    Church in Bluefields Nicaragua. I took across the Bluefields Lagoon to the Bluff and we walked the Blluff beach and we talked about many things. He was a very kind man and I will always remember that walk and talk we had on the beach. Tom God with you.

  6. Susan Beem Beery on October 18, 2014 at 19:52

    My friend and brother In Christ Tom Shaw taught me how to pray

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