The Church of the Advent is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts that gathers day by day, in the Anglo-Catholic tradition, to know and make known the grace of God through Jesus Christ. Through our renowned music, our thoughtful preaching and education programs, our various missions of outreach, we make up a diverse community of faith that tries always to live by Jesus’s teaching, keeping the Gospel close to heart.

Sunday Services

7:30 AM — Morning Prayer
8:00 AM — Low Mass
9:00 AM — Sung Family Mass
11:15 AM — Solemn Mass

8:00 PM, second Sunday of the month — Compline
Solemn Evensong & Benediction — as announced

Weekly Service Schedule

9:00 AM — Morning Prayer (Mon. – Fri., except legal holidays)
12:15 PM — Mass (except Wed.)
5:30 PM — Evening Prayer (Mon. – Fri., except legal holidays)
6:00 PM — Healing Mass (Wed.)

Confessions by appointment.

Saturdays & Legal Holidays

Saturdays
8:30 AM — Morning Prayer
9:00 AM — Mass

Legal Holidays
12:15 PM — Mass

Coming Up!

Wednesday, February 23 - Ash Wednesday
7:30am, 12:15pm: Low Mass with Imposition of Ashes
6:30pm: Solemn Mass with Imposition of Ashes

Visit Us


30 Brimmer Street, Boston, MA 02108

Office Hours:
 Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 4:30PM
Anglo-Catholic Worship
The Advent is part of the Episcopal Church, the Diocese of Massachusetts, and the world-wide Anglican Communion. We celebrate the Eucharist daily, base our worship on the Book of Common Prayer, and invite all baptized Christians to join us for Communion. Sunday services are at 8 AM (Said Mass, Anglican Missal), 9 AM (Sung Mass, Rite II), and 11:15 AM (Solemn Mass, Rite I). Nothing would make us happier than to have a chance to worship with you!

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Community
Our parish is very diverse, and we strive to be open and welcoming to everyone in our community. Whether you're liberal or conservative, young or old, gay or straight, rich or poor, just visiting or a Boston native -- we hope you'll feel at home at the Advent. If you join us for Sunday Mass, please also join us for coffee hour immediately afterwards (downstairs in Moseley Hall). Smaller community groups meet throughout the week, and we encourage all members of the parish to be involved in some form of Christian formation.

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Mission
From our founding back in 1844, the Advent has been committed to ministry and outreach. We march in Project Bread's annual Walk For Hunger, and every Tuesday evening, members of the parish serve a nourishing meal to people in need. We have also sponsored relief efforts in Haiti, have participated in our diocese's B-SAFE summer program, and have an active Care and Prayer team. We are always looking for more ways to help do God's work in the world, so please check back often to see current service opportunities.

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Recent Posts

  • Collect for the Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (Sexagesima)

    O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in thee: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee both in will and deed;

  • This Week at the Advent, February 16-22, 2020

    Welcome to the Church of the Advent! If you are new to the area, visiting, or seeking a church home, we are glad you’re here and hope to have a chance to greet you in person. Please join us downstairs following the service for a coffee hour. Child care is offered during the 9 am and 11:15 am

  • Collect for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (Septuagesima)

    Set us free, O God, from the bondage of our sins and give us, we beseech thee, the liberty of that abundant life which thou hast manifested to us in thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

  • This Week at the Advent, February 9-15, 2020

    Welcome to the Church of the Advent! If you are new to the area, visiting, or seeking a church home, we are glad you’re here and hope to have a chance to greet you in person. Please join us downstairs following the service for a coffee hour. Child care is offered during the 9 am and 11:15 am

  • Collect for Candlemas

    Almighty and everliving God, we humbly beseech thy Majesty that, as thy only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple in the substance of our flesh, so we may be presented unto thee with pure and clean hearts by the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth with thee and

  • This Week at the Advent, February 2-8, 2020

    Welcome to the Church of the Advent! If you are new to the area, visiting, or seeking a church home, we are glad you’re here and hope to have a chance to greet you in person. Please join us downstairs following the service for a coffee hour. Child care is offered during the 9 am and 11:15 am

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