Directions and Parking


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From Boston: From Storrow Drive, follow Boylston Street outbound to the Riverway South, which becomes the Jamaicaway. Pass Jamaica Pond on the right. At the next traffic circle, bear right (signs to Providence and Dedham) onto Centre Street, keeping the Arnold Arboretum on your left. Two blocks past Faulkner Hospital, come to an intersection with a set of lights. Go straight onto Centre Street (do NOT bear right with the traffic flow). Stay on Centre Street through another rotary (Holy Name Parish) and go several more blocks. Theodore Parker UU Church is the gray stone church on the right, at the corner of Centre and Corey, 1859 Centre St.

The closest¬†MBTA commuter train stop is Highland on the Needham line, one block from church. (N.B. Trains don’t run on Saturdays and Sundays.) Buses from Forest Hills Station (Rtes. 35, 36, 37) at the end of the Orange Line stop in front of the church. The 37 doesn’t run on Sundays.

From outlying areas: Take Rte. 128 to Exit 16E, which is Rte. 109 East, in Dedham. Stay on Rte. 109 for about 4.5 miles, as it evolves from High Street, into Bridge Street, then Spring Street after passing the Irish Ale House and crossing the VFW Parkway. Upon reaching West Roxbury (St. Theresa’s Catholic Church on right), it will become Centre Street. Pass library on left, then CVS. Three more blocks and you will be at Corey Street. Theodore Parker is on the left (1859 Centre St.), with the statue of Theodore himself in the front yard.

Parking is available along Centre Street; in the Bank of America parking lot across Corey Street from the church; and in a public lot on Corey Street half a block south of Centre Street. Note that spaces in the bank lot are reserved for its patrons whenever the bank is open.