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 services; an usher can guide you to the nursery.

Welcome cards are located in each pew; please fill one out so we can keep in touch.

The flowers at the High Altar are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Harold D. Walter.

The flowers in the crossing are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Robert M. & Alice B. Griffin.


Please join us downstairs in the garden following the 9:00 and 11:15 Masses.

Coffee Hours resume next Sunday. If you would like to sign up to host the 9:00 (or have questions), please contact Barbara Boles by phone, 617-501-7572, or email, bbolesster@gmail.com.

To host the 11:15 Coffee Hour, please go to http://theadventboston.org/1115-coffee-hour-signup/. For questions, contact Frederick Ou (frederick.ou@gmail.com), Roxy Hanson (roxenewu@yahoo.com) or Kyle Pilares (kpilares.uk@gmail.com).


The Wednesday Bible Study will begin a study of the epistles of John, Jude, and the book of Revelation. All are invited and encouraged to join in at 10:00 am in the library.


On Monday, July 1, at 6 pm, the full Advent Choir will sing Evensong with a Solemn Procession in observance of the Feast of SS Peter and Paul. The Rt Rev’d Alan Gates, our Bishop, will preach. The choir will offer the Second Service of Kenneth Leighton, with Palestrina’s Tu es Petrus, and Quodcunque ligaveris by Byrd. Organ music will be by Franck and Dupré. This is a special observance for the national conference of the Association of Anglican Musicians. Those who attended the Evensong which we offered in the summer of 2014 for the American Guild of Organists’ national convention will remember the raise-the-roof hymn-singing; and this Evensong, jam-packed with musicians, promises to be equally thrilling. So do attend if you are able as you will truly hear Bishop Gates “preach to the choir” at this festal gathering of church musicians.

SAINT MICHAEL’S CONFERENCE: A Conference in the Anglican Tradition for Young Adults of All Christian Communions.

This educational conference for high school and college students is a week-long conference held in West Hartford, Connecticut from July 28 to August 3 this summer. We encourage every high school and college-aged student between the ages of fourteen and twenty-one to register and attend. Registration forms are available in the church or on the Conference’s website at www.saintmichaelsconference.com. Please see Father James, Betsy James, Rob Braman, Mark Dwyer, Gabriel Ellsworth, Sam James, or Harriet Lewis-Bowen if you are interested in attending. The registration deadline is July 1.


The Parish Profile is now available. To read it, please visit the website and click on the “Rector Search” tab at the top of the main page.

Discount Vouchers for the Boston Common Garage are available for $9.00 each from Deacon Daphne or Nola Sheffer. You can find them between the 9:00 and 11:15 Masses at the Coffee Hour. The vouchers can be used after 4:00 pm weekdays, and all day Saturday and Sunday. Questions? email: nsheffer@newview.org.

A Note about the Parish Directory. Contact information for members and friends of the Advent is constantly changing, so copies of the latest version are available on request. If you would like one, just send a message to office@theadventboston.org and specify if you would like pick up a printed copy or prefer to have an electronic (pdf) version emailed to you.


An occasional offering of little known facts, amusing anecdotes, and miscellaneous wisdom, in honor of the 175th anniversary of this parish.


On June 18, 1911, the first Sunday after Trinity, the Advent held a Solemn High Eucharist to mark the upcoming coronation of George V. The rector, William Harman van Allen, wrote, “It is a joy this morning to unite ourselves with our brethren of the British Empire in their solemn national festival of the King’s Coronation. Republicans as we are, loving our own political institution, we recognize under the British flag the same ideals of freedom and order which our fathers cherished; and we are conscious of a spiritual and intellectual unity with all who speak the English tongue and guard the common traditions. Wherefore we do no dishonour to the Great Republic when we say from full hearts, ‘God save King George.’”

June 24-30, 2019

Monday, June 24
Nativity of St John the Baptist

Tuesday, June 25
6:00 pm: Community Supper

Wednesday, June 26
10:00 am: Bible Study
6:00 pm: Healing Mass
7:00 pm: Bellringers

Thursday, June 27
6:15 pm: Vestry
7:00 pm: Advent Choir Rehearsal

Friday, June 28
Irenaeus of Lyon
11:30 am: Rosary

Saturday, June 29
St Peter & St Paul
10:00 am: Flower Guild
10:00 am: Advent Choir Rehearsal
4:00 pm: Wedding

Sunday, June 30
The Third Sunday after Pentecost
7:30 am: Morning Prayer
8:00 am: Low Mass
9:00 am: Sung Mass
11:15 am: Solemn Mass

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