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About Evensong Ministries

Evensong Ministries had its origins in Southern New Hampshire beginning in 1996.   Jim and Marie David offered pastoral services to people in the area as Diakonia Ministries.  Diakona Ministries offered  spiritual direction, Reiki,  wedding ceremonies and other life celebrations.   In 2002 Jim and Marie invested in property on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts, to open a retreat center.  The center was named Evensong Retreat Center, and Evensong  Ministries was born.        Evensong Retreat Center was located on Lower County Road in Harwich Port and over the years we provided a peaceful and prayerful retreat setting for over 1500 individuals and groups from Cape Cod and far away.  People joined us for programmed retreats and for private individual retreats.
 Many Cape Cod Churches brought groups to our facility for a time apart.  We also offered weekly Mass in
the Ecumenical Catholic Tradition and as attendance grew a church community began to form.
That community eventually became what is now St. Mary of Magdala Church.
Evensong Retreat Center also provided Reiki treatments and training as well as spiritual direction,
and other pastoral services such as wedding celebrations and celebrations of other life events.

In 2017, Marie and Jim David, the principals at Evensong Retreat Center, sold the Evensong facility.
They now continue their mission to provide pastoral care in Southern New Hampshire    
as Evensong Ministries.

Evensong Ministries offers:

Retreats on site at your church for small or large groups
Reiki Treatments and Training at all levels
Spiritual Direction
Officiants for Wedding Ceremonies
Ceremonies for other important life moments
Pastoral leadership for St. Mary of Magdala Church



Staff at Evensong Ministries

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Most Rev. James David, M.Div

Rev. James David James F. (Jim) David holds a Master of Divinity Degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth.   Jim is a senior partner at Evensong Ministries, LLC.   He has been a co-pastor of St. Mary of Magdala Church, and a Chaplain for the Harwich Police Department.

Jim is a commissioned member of the Federation of Christian Ministries and a member of Spiritual Directors International. Jim has served as a spiritual director and retreat director and presenter for over thirty five years. He has conducted retreats based on the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises, including an  introduction to Ignatian Spiritual Retreats.  He has also used a Franciscan approach to silent retreat, as well as a variety of meditation based retreats.     He is certified to administer the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and has conducted workshops throughout the northeast, including presentations on Personality Type and Prayer.

Ordained in the Roman Catholic Tradition in 1985, Jim has also served as a theology instructor, and as a pastor. He resigned from the Roman Catholic clerical order in 1993 but continued his ministry as a Catholic priest in the Ecumenical Catholic Church. He was consecrated as a bishop in 2010 and serves as the Bishop of the Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of New England.

Jim's publications include Peter's Redemption, a novel about change in the church of the 21st Century, Midnight Mysteries, a collection of poems on the Incarnation and Papal Expectations - A Novel (2013).  During his time on Cape Cod, Jim i was a regular contributor to the Matters of Faith Column in the Cape Cod Times. 

Jim now offers retreats and spiritual direction in the So. New Hampshire area, and is a retreat contributor at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center in No. Andover, MA. 

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Rev. Marie David, M.Ed.

Marie David holds a Masters Degree in Education from Rivier College, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from the University of Maine, and a Minor in Religious Studies from St. Joseph College.  She is a senior partner at Evensong Ministries, LLC. She is a co-pastor at St. Mary of Magdala Church, and she is certified as a Reiki Master.

Marie has over twenty five years of experience in Catholic education, spirituality and ministry. She has served as a Director of Religious Education Programming and as a consultant for the Sadlier Publishing Company as well as a contributing author to their Religious Education series.

Marie has served as a spiritual director and retreat director for over 15 years.  She has been a presenter for numerous workshops on women's spirituality and wellness, and early childhood faith development. Marie is a skilled presider and homilist at liturgy and common prayer. As a parent and an expert in early childhood development she has designed and implemented programs for bringing the Liturgy of the Word to children and in the Spirituality of Parenting. As a Reiki Master Marie brings a unique integration of Eastern and Western spirituality to her work with others. She offers both Reiki Treatments and Reiki Training as well as spiritual direction.

Marie is an ordained priest in good standing in the Community of Roman Catholic Womenpriests. She is a priest in good standing and has faculties in the Ecumenical Catholic Diocese of New England, and is a certified member of the Federation of Christian Ministries.

Marie is the author of Sacred Heart Songs (Balboa Press, 2013).


Evensong Ministries Contact Information

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Evensong Ministries

Rev. Jim David

508-737-1899   |

Rev. Marie David

508-737-2883   |