Location and Accessibility
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 the church. (Please note that trains run infrequently on Saturdays, and there is no Sunday service.) Bus routes 35, 36, and 37 from Forest Hills Station stop in front of the church. The 37 bus doesn’t run on Sundays.
From outlying areas: Take Rte. 128 to Exit 16E/Rte. 109 East toward Dedham. Continue on 109 for about 4.5 miles as it morphs from High Street to Bridge Street, then Spring Street after crossing the VFW Parkway. After several blocks Spring Street merges with Centre Street. Continue on Centre Street past the library and CVS. Theodore Parker Church is at 1859 Centre St. on the left just past Atlas True Value Hardware. A statue of Theodore himself is 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.
Accessibility: The sanctuary is handicap accessible through the Corey St. and breezeway entrances. There are several steps into the parish hall from both the breezeway and Corey St. doors. Our restrooms are not handicap accessible — but we are looking forward to installing an accessible restroom in the lobby of the sanctuary in summer or fall of 2017.