The Church on the Hill, or the Boston Society of the New Jerusalem, is a Christian church following the teachings of Swedenborgianism, a movement created in the 18th century by Swedish scientist and theologian Emanuel Swedenborg.
The church was established in 1818 but traces its creation in Boston back to 1784, when a group of men started meeting regularly at the Green Dragon Tavern to discuss Swedenborg's teachings before deciding to form a church. The church has been on Beacon Hill since 1845.
The atmosphere is very warm and welcoming. The sanctuary is a down-to-earth, intimate setting for worship and the church has lots of community room space used for church functions and by various nonprofit groups.
There's free garage parking for church worshippers on Sundays. The church is currently looking to expand its base of younger members and is on a mission to welcome younger members with new initiatives and programs. If you go, be sure to check out the delightful (and sizable) tropical fish tank outside the church's office. Services are held every Sunday at 11am.
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 10am- 4pm; Sunday services, 11am
- Handicap Accessible: There's an elevator inside the church.
- Founding Date: 1818
- Parking: Free lot
- Denomination: Non-denominational
- Congregation size: 100
- Services: Choir/music programs, Missionary programs, Study groups
- Recreational facilities: Yes