Church of The Advent
The Church of the Advent was founded in 1844 by a handful of wealthy Beacon Hill families who wanted to establish a church where their servants could afford to worship. The church prides itself as being the first in Boston not to require its members to pay to rent out pews -- an average cost of $20,000 a year per family in today's dollars. In a $3 million-renovation in 2007 the church's exterior was scrubbed down for the first time in its history with immaculate results. Rev. Allan B. Warren III, a deacon and three assistant reverends lead masses and morning prayers at the church every day of the week. Sunday mass is celebrated three times at 8am, 9am and 11:15am. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mass is celebrated at 12:15pm; on Wednesdays at 6pm and on Saturdays at 9am.
- Fax: 617-523-0302
- Hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
- Handicap Accessible: There is a ramp to the entrance.
- Founding Date: 1844
- What makes this community special?: "We try to be a part of Beacon Hill and the church is used a lot by Beacon Hill community groups," says church administrator James Wood.
- Parking: On-street: metered, Paid lot
- Denomination: Anglican, Episcopal
- Congregation size: 260
- Services: Child care, Choir/music programs, Study groups, Youth programs
- Recreational facilities: Yes