"Be ours a religion which, like sunshine, goes everywhere; its temple, all space; its shrine, the good heart; its creed, all truth; its ritual, works of love; its profession of faith, divine living."

– Theodore Parker

Welcome, Visitors!

We extend a special welcome to visitors who venture through our doors to find out what we’re all about.

Our congregation includes people from many religious backgrounds and perspectives. We come together to learn, to care for one another, and to act for social justice in our community and in the world. All are welcome here, regardless of creed, color, financial circumstances, sexual or gender orientation, or wherever you may be in your religious journey.

Theodore Parker Church offers a loop system for the hard of hearing. Hearing aid wearers with a “T” (telecoil) setting can now hear the service broadcast directly through their hearing aids. Others desiring hearing assistance may check out a portable receiver and headset from one of the greeters.

Directions to the church
What to expect on Sunday morning

Worship Services

Worship services take place every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. from the Sunday after Labor Day through Father’s Day (the third Sunday of June). Services last approximately one hour, followed by a fellowship hour in the parish hall to which all are cordially invited.

Worship on December 14: “”Now and When in the Season of Waiting”

This service is being led by the Rev. Anne Bancroft.

Vespers Service

We will have a final Vespers service on Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 p.m. – time of quiet and reflection during the holiday rush.

Worship on December 21: “The Essence of Giving”

Our mostly multi-generational service will feature our younger population, sharing the wisdom of Jeff Boudreau’s The Quiltmaker’s Gift, while giving us time to appreciate the earth’s turning and some additional hints at gift essence, as well. We hope you can join us for a special morning of returning light, music, and joy.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service of readings and music begins at 5:00 p.m. on December 24. All are welcome to come early to hear our Theodore Parker Church musicians play instrumental music and to join in pre-service caroling, beginning at 4:40 p.m.

Sermon Archive

You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.

On the Horizon

Holiday Open House and Window Tours: Saturday, December 13

Our doors will be open to welcome visitors this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please drop by for hot cider and home baked cookies, and enjoy our beautiful Tiffany windows. The Theodore Parker Singers will be caroling at 11 am; all are invited to join them. West Roxbury is celebrating the holidays with free trolley rides from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the first four Saturdays in December. The biggest celebration will be held on December 13.

Next Meditation Group Meeting: January 8

The next Meditation Group meeting is on Thursday, January 8, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the home of the Jennifers (106 Temple Street, West Roxbury).  Meetings will now be on the first Thursday of each month.