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.  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

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

Legal Holidays
12:15 PM — Mass

Coming Up!

Sunday, December 15: Church School Christmas Pageant at 9am
 

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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

  • The Advent’s Sixteenth Rector

    Announcement from the Wardens Dear Members and Friends of the Church of the Advent: 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.  Our Bishop has blessed

  • Sermon Preached by the Rev’d Dr Sarah Coakley at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, December 8, 2019, the Second Sunday of Advent

    Dr. Coakley is Norris-Hulse Professor Emerita at Cambridge University and Assisting Priest and Theologian-in-Residence at the Parish of the Ascension and St Agnes, Washington, DC. ‘He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire’ (Matt 3. 11) In nomine … I have not come here today to offer you sweet thoughts for Advent, even

  • Collect for the Second Sunday of Advent

    Merciful God, who didst send thy messengers the prophets to preach repentance and prepare the way for our salvation: Give us grace to heed their warnings and forsake our sins, that we may greet with joy the coming of Jesus Christ our Redeemer; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God,

  • This Week at the Advent, December 8-14, 2019

    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

  • Sermon Preached by the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates at the Church of the Advent, Sunday, December 1, 2019, the First Sunday of Advent

    A sermon given at The Church of the Advent, Boston, by the Rt. Rev. Alan M. Gates, Bishop of Massachusetts, on Sunday, December 1, 2019, being the First Sunday of Advent and the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Parish Looking Back.  Looking Forward. Anniversary blessings, Church of the Advent.  A Blessed Feast of

  • Collect for Advent Sunday

    Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his

  • This Week at the Advent, December 1-7, 2019

    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