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Old North Bids Fond Farewell to Rev. Stephen Ayres and Wife, Lisa Ayres

After twenty-two years of celebrating mass at the Old North Church in Boston’s North End, Vicar Rev. Stephen Ayres has retired from his position as Vicar of Old North Church as well as Executive Director of the Old North Foundation. Rev. Ayres preached his final sermon at Old North on Sunday, December 22, with Bishop Read More…

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Christmas Mass & Service Schedules for North End Churches 2019

Below are schedules for the 2019 Christmas week Masses at the North End churches. Saint Leonard Church, Sacred Heart Church and Saint Stephen Church (Roman Catholic) Tuesday, December 24th, Christmas Eve4pm: Saint Stephen Church5pm: Saint Leonard Church12 midnight: Saint Leonard Church Wednesday, December 25th, Christmas Day9am: Saint Leonard Church10:30am: Saint Leonard Church (Italian)11:00am: Saint Stephen Church12 Read More…

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Neighborhood Photo: Old North Slate Roof Repairs

The Old North Church thanks Greylock Roofing for replacing missing slates on the roof of the Old North Church, pro bono! The church loses a few slates every winter when snow slides off the roof. Greylock is currently replacing a condominium roof and roof deck in the North End and has been restoring the Marriott Read More…

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Brass Polishing at Old North Saturday Nov. 23

Old North will be hosting a particularly special brass polishing event on Saturday, November 23 beginning at 9 a.m. Old North’s trusty brass cleaning King, Vicar Steve Ayres, is retiring at the end of this year, so this will be his final glorious morning of experiencing the sweet aroma of Brasso mingled with that of mimosas and Read More…

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Old North Speaker Series: Vaccination Controversies Then & Now: Boston in 1721 & 1901

Old North Speaker Series: Lecture + Community Conversation Vaccination Controversies Then and Now: Boston in 1721 and 1901 Speaker: David Jones, MD, PhD Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Lecture: 6:30 – 7:30 pm Community Conversation: 7:30 – 8:30 pm (refreshments served) Reserve your tickets here. Immunization is one of the oldest and most effective medical technologies now in Read More…

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Remembrance Day Wreath Laying and Medal Award at Old North

Bagpipes were heard in the North End on Sunday morning for Remembrance Day, a British tradition recognized at the Old North Church in cooperation with the British Consulate General and the British Officer’s Club of New England. Many in attendance wore traditional red poppy lapel pins. At a prayer service, there was a reading of In Flanders Field written Read More…

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Remembrance Day Celebration Sunday, November 10

Old North Church will host its annual Remembrance Day Ceremony on Sunday, November 10th at 11 a.m. There will be a service of Morning Prayer followed by wreath laying and festive reception. The British Officers Club of New England will be on hand for the reading of In Flanders Field written during the First World War by Read More…

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City of Bath Male Choir to Sing at Old North

The City of Bath Male Choir from the West Country World Heritage city of Bath are in Boston for an 8-day concert tour including a performance at the Old North Church on Sunday, October 27. Directed by one of the U.K.’s leading choral directors Dr. Grenville Jones, the choir achieved national acclaim through its success Read More…

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Cryptic Stories Tour with Old North Church

Love history, Halloween, and hearing stories from the past? Searching for a ghostly good time to get into the spirit of the holiday? Join us October 29, 30, 31, or November 1 for our seasonal Cryptic Stories experience. This otherworldly guided tour offers exclusive access to Copp’s Hill Burying Ground and the crypt of the Old North Church. Read More…