The Rev. Anne Bancroft was installed as the church’s 29th minister in a special ceremony on Sunday, November 16, 2014. “We ask that you speak your truth to us in freedom, that you minister to us in our joys and sorrows, and that you set forth, by word and example, a...Read More
The Theodore Parker Singers is an ensemble with an eclectic repertoire that performs several times a month. New singers are always welcome. The group rehearses every Sunday at 9:15 a.m. in the sanctuary. Michael Johnson, the group’s director, composes and arranges much of...Read More
Three hundred years ago, in 1712, a band of farmers from the western part of Roxbury grew tired of the long trip to their parish church and petitioned the colonial government for permission to form a new parish closer to their homes. When their request was denied, they...Read More
Worship services, religious exploration, pastoral care, and committee work are only part of what Theodore Parker Church is all about. We also love to have fun! Coffee hour after each service often features dips, desserts, and other delectables whipped up by the stalwart cooks...Read More
– Theodore Parker
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.
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.
This service is being led by the Rev. Anne Bancroft.
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.
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.
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.
You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.
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.
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.