Church members voted unanimously on May 11 to call the Reverend Anne Bancroft to be our next settled minister. She began her ministry on Aug. 1. “I’m excited to accept the call as minister to this energetic and vibrant community of seekers,” Rev. Bancroft said. “What a great...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.
Join us for our first service of the new church year. The service will be led by Rev. Anne Bancroft, with music by the Theodore Parker Singers and pianist Yukiko Takagi.
You can sample past sermons, both text and audio, here.
The Theodore Parker Church Open Mic and Meditation Group are still on summer break — but watch this space for fall dates!
Choir director Michael Johnson will lead the Singers’ first rehearsal of the season on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon in the sanctuary. New singers in all parts are welcome. There are no auditions; however, some choral singing experience and ability to read music are a plus. Weekly rehearsals take place on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15. The group performs in worship services approximately every 2-3 weeks. Join us for a rewarding musical experience exploring an eclectic repertoire. Much of our music is written and/or arranged by Michael.