The Advent has had a resident cat, or occasionally a pair, for many years. Simon arrived in July 2012 and now, as you can see, rules the roost. 

Simon came to us via one of the frequent guests at the Community Dinner. He was hanging out at a liquor store in Dorchester, and since he resembled Jake, who had just died, the guest, who also hung out at the liquor store, brought him to the Advent. He was immediately at home. While we were puzzling over a name for him, Ross Wood, then Assistant Organist here, had a dream. The dream told him that his name was Simon. Dreams ought not be neglected. His name is Simon.

From our archive: Simon and his predecessors