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Walking Tour: Churches of the Back Bay
Our September Tour of the Month!
While dwarfed by modern high rises, Boston's Back Bay churches hold their own as spiritual sentinels of the city's skyline. Many continue to house Boston's oldest congregations; others, in re-use, serve the city in new and delightful ways. Join us as we examine buildings like the Arlington Street Church, the oldest in the Back Bay, and the Church of the Covenant, whose steeple was proclaimed "absolutely perfect" by Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Tour goes rain or shine; no reservations necessary.
Admission: $15 for general public. Become a Boston By Foot member for discounts!
|Where||Arlington Street Church 351 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||2:00 pm–3:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
|Price||$15 ($5 BBF members)|
More About Arlington Street Church
Located across from the Boston Public Garden, Arlington Street Church is a popular place for weddings. With a sanctuary that was renovated in 2001, high vaulted ceilings, and perhaps the largest collection of Tiffany stained-glass windows in a church, it's easy to see why.
The church was built in 1861, and was the first public building in Back Bay. The congregation, established in 1789, is liberal and welcoming of all people and lifestyles.
Run by the Rev. Kim Crawford Harvie, worships take place every Sunday at 11am. Podcasts of sermons are available online. Braille and large print hymnals and FM amplification headsets are available upon request. From September through June, childcare and religious education programs for children take place during the service.
Other events here
- Kundalini Yoga Weekly on Thursdays, 6:00 pm