The very first work on the restoration was completed in November and December. Scaffolding was erected along the church's side aisles and the Lady Chapel, as well as by the tower and on the Lombard Street side of the building. The badly damaged slate on the aisle roofs and above the organ chamber were removed, as was the metal roof of the Lady Chapel.

Scaffolding was erected along the church's side aisles and the Lady Chapel, as well as by the tower and on the Lombard Street side of the building. The badly damaged slate on the aisle roofs and above the organ chamber were removed, as was the metal roof of the Lady Chapel. Additionally, some sections of slate were removed from the high roof near the tower and over the choir to allow the architects to investigate the conditions of wood and stone in those crucial locations.

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Rubber roofing (left) has been applied to all those areas, to be ultimately replaced with new slate or copper later in the project. This new temporary roofing will yield an immediate benefit, as it will prevent further water infiltration this winter through those particularly compromised areas.The contractors conducted numerous other exploratory "probes," allowing the architects to learn vital details of the actual construction. You may have seen the temporary covering of the large holes in the staircase walls as they discovered important information on how the Parish House was built and connected to the existing cloister. Holes were dug in the gym and the basement to examine the footings. Beams in the Peabody Hall ceiling were opened to examine the structural elements and the way in which they are tied into the supporting wall.

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The roofing and probes have been completed; the scaffolding now removed. There is much design work to be done this winter before the actual construction work restarts in the spring.

 

 

 

Ready. Set...

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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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