December 2013 saw the 150th anniversary of Ralph Adam Cram's birth. A small committee organized a weekend celebration of this seminal figure of 20th century architecture, Friday & Saturday, 13 & 14 December 2013.

On Friday, informal tours took place at the Church of the Advent, Ruggles Street Church, and Boston University. The day finished with a reception and dinner at the MIT Media Lab, and featured an address by Richard Guy Wilson, Commonwealth Professor and Chair of Architectural History, University of Virginia.

Saturday opened with an organized bus tour of the conventual church at the Society of Saint John the Evangelist, Cambridge, St. Elizabeth of Hungary Chapel, Sudbury (the Cram family chapel at St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church), and Cram's Federal-style house in Sudbury, "Whitehall".

The day ended with an Advent Service of Nine Lessons and Carols sung by the Choir of Men & Boys at the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont. A reception followed this hour-long lessons and carols service, with a brief presentation by John G. Waite, Senior Principal, John G. Waite Associates, Architects, PLLC.

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Gracious God, we offer thanks for the vision of Ralph Adams Cram, John LaFarge and Richard Upjohn, whose harmonious revival of the Gothic enriched our churches with a sacramental understanding of reality in the face of secular materialism; and we pray that we may honor thy gifts of the beauty of holiness given through them, for the glory of Jesus Christ; who livest and reignest with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting.

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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