Introducing our new Rector!

The Rev Douglas Anderson
The Rev'd Douglas Anderson

We write with great joy and pleasure to announce that the Vestry, acting on the recommendation of the Search Committee, has called the Rev’d Douglas Anderson to be the next Rector of the Church of the Advent. His first Sunday with us will be February 2, 2020, the Feast of the Presentation (Candlemas). Read more about Fr. Anderson

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

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

Legal Holidays
12:15 PM — Mass

Coming Up!

Sunday, January 12 - The Baptism of Our Lord
8:00pm: Compline
Sunday, January 19 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany 
4:30pm: Organ Recital by Heinrich Christensen
5:00pm: Solemn Evensong & Benediction, followed by light supper & talk

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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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.

More About Christian Formation

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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