A Gospel-driven church, Seven Mile Road Church-Malden, is a popular church in the city. Sunday gatherings are typical of a band playing songs, Bible reading and communion, while Easter is an occasion for a feast. Moreover, the church hosts classes for kids of various age groups. Partnered with several other churches, it aims to fulfil the tangible needs of those who live in the neighbourhood.
Address: 77 Salem St., Malden, MA 02148, USA
Hours: Sunday, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Parking: Free street parking and a bus stop 2 minutes away
Renewal Church Boston is located at the base of Flagstaff Hill. Founded in 2013, it hosts a 45-minute outdoor service with the Renewal Worship Team performing some songs and is a preferred church for baptisms. It is known to host what is known as Renewal Kids, a safe and open space for kids where they learn about Jesus, and Renewal Community Groups is an initiative where people can meet and study the Holy book.
Address: 40 Dalton St., Boston, MA 02115, USA
Hours: Sunday, 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Parking: Free metered parking on Sundays
Closest Subway Lines: Red, orange, green
A beautiful Italian Gothic-style church, Old South Church in Boston is one of prettiest in the city. It hosts a summer school program where kids are taught about the Bible through various activities. The Sanctuary and the gothic stone Chapel serve as excellent wedding venues, the Mary Norton Hall and the Guild Room host several performances and the church also provides meeting spaces for different groups.
Address: 645 Bolyston St., Boston, MA 02116, USA
Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Initiatives: Summer School program, Sunday Bible Study, Theological Book Group, Women’s Daytime Small Group, Men’s Discussion Group
Hillsong Church Boston is an Australian evangelical church. The church holds regular readings, Sunday services as well as helps followers find the right church for them. It emphasises the formation of Connect Groups and Ministries to foster talent, creativity and relationships with like-minded people and hosts several events and musical performances.
Address: 279 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02116, USA
Hours: Sunday, 10:00 am to 1:30 pm
Key Events: Hillsong Conference, Colour Conference, Worship and Creative Conference, Hillsong Music Tours
First Church in Boston was founded in 1630 and follows Unitarian Universalism. During Sunday services, the church sings hymns, listens to the professional choir and offers the possibility of engaging with ministers and fellow members. The stone church has a Gothic-style tower, courtyards, a plaza and lawns. The church is a welcoming and nurturing environment for children as it hosts “World of Wonder,” offers childcare, organises book clubs, art exhibitions and adult education programs.
Address: 66 Marlborough St., Boston, MA 02116, USA
Hours: Monday to Friday- 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday closed, Sunday- 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Initiatives and Programs: World of Wonder, childcare, Sunday service, Music Program, live audio broadcasts
One of the oldest Baptist churches in the country, the First Baptist Church or “Brattle Square Church” was built in the Richardsonian and Romanesque style in 1665 and offers a little bit of greenery. A noteworthy feature is a frieze decorated with sculptures referred to as “Les Quatres Etapes de la vie Chretienne” or the “the Four Stages of the Christian Life.” It hosts Bible Study and Prayer meetings on Wednesdays between the months of September to June. Sunday services are marked by choir and solo performances.
Address: 110 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Sunday Worship: Begins at 11:00 am
Activities: Bible Study, Prayer Meetings, Choir and solo music performances
The Community Church of Boston was founded in the year 1920 and is a non-sectarian church. It hosts Sunday services from September-June for those contemplating involvement with the same, while those who wish to become members must agree with the Statement and can be artists, singers, healers, Board members, financial contributors etc. The Justice School is a key feature of this establishment and it hosts several social and musical events.
Address: 565 Bolyston St., Boston, MA 02116, USA
Sunday Service: 11:00 am (lunch-12:45 pm)
Activities: Sunday service, music performances, talks with the speaker, Justice School
The Church of the Covenant, a Gothic Revival building, sports a number of beautiful stained-glass windows, a high lantern as well as a magnificent steeple. Built in the 1860s, it is a Presbyterian Church that boasts of an electric-light chandelier as well as mosaics. Members meet on Sundays for service, fellowship and the sacrament of communion held on the first and third Sunday of the month. The church also hosts sermon, choir and music performances, Sunday School, Nursery care, Bible Study amongst others.
Address: 67 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, USA
Sunday Worship: 10:30 am
Activities and Initiatives: Bible Study, sermon recital, choir performance, Sunday School, All Age Services, potlucks, Adult Christian Education
First Lutheran Church of Boston was established in 1839 and is a frequently visited church. A Modernist structure set amidst a Victorian neighbourhood, it houses a red-brick coffer and a popular oak organ that goes perfectly with the interior. Moreover, it hosts sermon recitals, shares devotionals and several music events.
Address: 299 Berkeley St., Boston, MA 02116, USA
Initiatives: Courtyard Worship Service, Regular Worship Service, Adult Bible Study, Divine Service (9th Sunday after Trinity), St. Patrick’s Breastplate, Epiphany
The first structure to be completed in Back Bay, Emmanuel Episcopal Church of Boston is a historic church built in Neo-Gothic style in 1860. The centrepiece window of the sanctuary depicting Piety, an allegorical figure, is a key feature, along with stained-glass windows. The church is open for all as a shelter and a centre for use by various organisations. The cantata season is the time for sacred music while the Chapel Choir performs between May and September, and hymns and service music play throughout.
Address: 15 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02116, USA
Hours: Monday to Friday- 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday closed, Sunday- 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Redemption City Church is a relatively new church founded in 2013 with the goal of renewing Boston spiritually. The members meet each Sunday at William McKinley School and such meetings are characterised by the singing of hymns and contemporary songs, scripture reading, expository preaching and communion. The church is also dedicated to providing childcare and the City Kids Ministry is designed to teach children about the religion.
Address: 90 Warren Ave, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Hours: Sunday, 10:30 am to 12:00 am
Parking: Free parking behind the school
Public Transportation: Subway, Bus, Commuter rail
The Trinity Church in Back Bay is built in the Richardsonian and Romanesque style in 1877 and was earlier located on Summer Street. The church is gorgeous and is characterised by extensive woodwork, a clay roof, heavy arches, a tower and stained glass. It is known to host five services on Sunday and some on weekdays. Called “Boston’s Church,” it’s essentially a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts.
Address: 206 Claredon St., Boston, MA 02116, USA
Hours: Monday closed, Tuesday to Sunday- 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Services: Sunday services, Wednesday Evensong, Thursday Eucharist
Community Service Partnerships: Habitat for Humanity, Walk for Hunger, Rosie’s Place, Rodman Ride for Kids
Known for Anglo-Catholic worship, the Church of the Advent is an alluring Episcopal parish built in the English Gothic Revival style in 1844. Situated within a Victorian Gothic building, it’s made of brick, has 8 change ringing bells and aspire. The church hosts prayers and mass throughout the week provide kids with Christian education through its Church School Program, promotes theological conversations under Theology on Tap, along with other initiatives. The Choirs singing as well as sermons are a key part of worship.
Address: 30 Brimmer St., Boston, MA 02108, USA
Programs and Activities: Anglo-Catholic conferences, Entr’acte, Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation, Community Groups
Confessions: By appointment
Mosaic Boston Church that was established in 2011 is located at 2 different locations across the city and disseminates love for God, the Bible and Boston. The Brookline church has a gorgeous altar, ample seating and hosts services at Temple Ohabei Shalom, while the Jamaica Plain one at River of Life, using sermons and music as a means of preaching. It also has programs like Mini Mosaic and Mosaic Teens to educate children about the faith.
Address: 1187 Beacon St., Brookline, MA 02446, USA/ 440 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, USA
Hours: Brookline- Sunday, 9:30 to 10:45 am, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm, 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm (other days closed)/ Jamaica Plain- Sunday, 10:00 am to 11:30 am (other days closed)
Programs: Mini Mosaic, Mosaic Teens, Online services
Parking: Available at both locations
Boston’s Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, also known as “Mission Church”, is a Roman Catholic Basilica built in the Romanesque and Gothic Revival style in 1878. The structure includes twin spires, stained-glass windows, an octagonal cupola-topped lantern, the Hutchings organ and houses the Shrine of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, (devotions held each Wednesday). Mass, prayers and hymns propagate the core message and the proximity of schools and hospitals attracts a considerable crowd.
Address: 1545 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02120, USA
Hours: Monday to Friday- 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday- 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Attractions: Interactive Icon, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine, Mission Grammar School
Established around 2013, the church promotes the formation of what they call “Missional Families.” Hub Church South Boston hosts Sunday Gatherings preceded by prayers. Besides, Send Sundays (last Sunday of the month) are reserved for helping out the neighbourhood and the city, wherein members visit hospitals, provide company to others and help other church communities.
Address: Aloft Boston Seaport District, 401 D St., Boston, MA 02127, USA
Hours: Sunday, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm
Church Partnership: The Gospel Coalition
Located in the North End of the city, the Early Republic style St. Stephen’s Catholic Church is made of red bricks on the outside and has a belfry, cupola as well as a clock tower. It opened in the year 1804 and was built almost square. Formerly a Congregational church, it is now Roman Catholic and serves as a key architectural landmark, facing the Paul Revere Mall. The church, full of historical appeal, is a relatively quiet place and attracts tourists and worshipers alike.
Address: 401 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02109, USA
Mass Hours: Saturday- 4:00 pm, Sunday- 11:00 am, Tuesday to Friday- 7:30 am, Monday closed
Built-in 1806, Old West Church not only served as an Underground Railroad stop, but it was also the first church to have an integrated congregation. It is representative of the Federal style of architecture and has a brick entry tower with 3 entry doors, topped off by a cupola. Also, there are clocks on every face of what is the half-story of the tower. The church hosts Sunday worship services where the Choir and the Praise Band perform, and also a Book Study.
Address: 131 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114, USA
Activities: Choir (Old West Singers), Praise Band, Sunday Worship Services, Book Study, Pride parades
The tallest building in the country until the 19th century, Park Street Church, a Conservative Congregational church, was built in 1809 and is situated on the Freedom Trail. Also known as “Brimstone Corner,” it has a steeple and is next to the Granary Burying Ground. It has helped launch a private high school and continues to host classes and help ministries for the homeless. The church hosts Sunday services for which people must pre-register or people can opt to worship online and can request prayers.
Address: 1 Park St., Boston, MA 02108, USA
Hours: Sunday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Ministries: Art, film and media, Christian education, care and counselling, English language program etc.
This 18th-century English style church is a Unitarian Universalist church near the Boston Public Garden and is believed to be of historical significance. Arlington Street Church is made of brownstone ashlar on the outside, boasts of a bell tower with 16 bells, and has Corinthian columns and rounded arches in the sanctuary inside. The church uses sermon recitals and music during services and worships to put forward their message.
Address: 351 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116, USA
Hours: Sunday, 11:00 am to 1:30 pm
Key Events: Buddha’s Belly, Arlington Street Writes, Tea Time with the Ministers, Kundalini Yoga
Interesting Fact: It was where the first state-sanctioned same-sex marriage took place
Located between Harvard and MIT, Aletheia Church hosts meetings at the Cambridge Y Theatre. It was established on 31 January 2011. Prayer meetings as well as sermons are key components of worship here. The church makes it a point to foster talent and help others, through Teams. Aletheia Kids is an initiative by the church that seeks to inform children about God and organises trips and activities for the same.
Address: 820 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA, 02139, USA
Hours: Sunday- 9:00 to 10:30 am, 11:00 am to 12:15 pm, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, 5:30 to 6:45 pm
Parking: Free parking on Sundays
Teams: Hospitality, Setup and Teardown, Tech, Kids, The Band, Local Missions
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This post was published by Arushi Bhowmick
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