The choir had a very short, but very eventful summer. The choirboys normally sing through the first or second week of June: not this year!  The choir stayed in session through July 2 to sing for a very special event: Evensong for the Association of Anglican Musicians, which was in  Boston holding its annual conference that week. The church was filled with organists and choirmasters singing the hymns, and filling the church with a mighty racket. The choir stalls were also jammed to  capacity, because we had invited our dear friends and colleagues in the choir at St. Paul Church in Harvard Square to join us for the service. It was an event not soon to be forgotten.

Later in July, six of our choirboys attended the Massachusetts Boys  Choir Course, a summer training course of the Royal School of Church Music in America, held annually at Groton School. This is always a  wonderful experience for the boys, as it gives the participants a year's worth of singing in one week. Closing services at Trinity Church cap off  a week of music and games at Groton. Later in the summer, ten choirboys participated in the seventh-Annual Choir Camp in Essex New York, which was held the first week of August.

The choir reconvened for the Feast of the Assumption on August 15, and  and then enjoyed a few quiet weeks before the return of choir rehearsals  after Labor Day. We are currently blessed with a great group of choristers, with many families investing an incredible amount of time  and dedication to the choir. Nevertheless, we have a few boys who need help getting to and from rehearsals and masses. I am currently looking  for one or two additional volunteers from the parish to help with choir transportation for the Tuesday and Thursday rehearsals, as well as Sundays. If you are able to help in this way, and especially if you can  speak Spanish, please reach out to me (contact form) and I will put you in touch with the family that needs help with transportation.  

A big thank you to the many volunteers who are already assisting us so  nobly, including Sister Christine, Suzanne Gaskin, David Freeman, Maureen Thompson. Thank you!

Music from the 2019 Anglican Musicians Conference

Recorded at All Saints at Evensong on July 2, a featured event of the Association of Anglican Musicians conference. Coming soon, a clip from September 22's Bach Project event!

Andrew Sheranian
Musical Director

Service Times

Sundays

7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer
8:00 a.m. Low Mass
9:00 a.m. Adult Christian Education*
10:00 a.m. Solemn Mass
11:30 a.m. Coffee Hour

* during the academic year

Weekdays

Low Mass
Wednesday 10 a.m. *
Friday 7 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.

* followed by coffee hour

 

Location and Parking

209 Ashmont Street
Dorchester MA 02124
(617) 436-6370

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All Saints is located in the south Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, just off Peabody Square, at 209 Ashmont St. and is a very short walk from the Ashmont T station on the Red Line. (Click icon for map.)

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The five principal levels of our buildings are handicap accessible, served by a five-stop elevator. Handicap access into both buildings is by a walkway and ADA-compliant ramp from the parking lot to the Ashmont Street door of the church.  There are handicap accessible bathrooms on four levels of the church and parish house.

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There is a private parking lot for 47 cars and on-street parking on both Ashmont Street and on the other streets surrounding the church.

Four of these spaces are reserved for Zipcars.

Parish of All Saints, Ashmont

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Our emphasis at the Parish of All Saints is on sacramental worship (the Mass or Holy Eucharist) celebrated in a traditional Anglo-Catholic style, with strong orthodox teaching and preaching, supportive pastoral care, a caring parish family, and responsibility to our community and the greater world.

 
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