Music for Lessons and Carols 2020 is a joint venture between the Harvard Glee Club and the trebles of the All Saints' Choir of Men and Boys, you can replay via YouTube.

The inspiration for this musical collaboration is the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, which takes place at Christmastide throughout the world. The Festival was first drawn up for use in the wooden shed that served as the cathedral in the Cornish town of Truro, and first sung on Christmas Eve in 1880. It took almost four decades for the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols to make its way to the choir of King's College at Cambridge University, which has provided the event with its global reach. For many, this sequence of hymns, carols, and readings – opening with "Once in royal David's city" – is a hallmark of the Christmas season.

The Ashmont Choir and the Glee Club combine their voices, enriching and broadening the relationship between the two ensembles, by participating in virtual choir arrangements of nine carols for the season. Originally streamed December 20.

A program book is available for download below the video link. Those wishing to read the lessons and sing the familiar carols will be able to do so by downloading the booklet and following along.

Andrew Sheranian
Organist and Master of Choristers

Video Link and Program

LandC video screen cap

To replay, click the image or follow this link

Download the Program Book

Click the cover image or this link to open US LTR pdf in a new window.

Christmas Lessons and Carols 2020


Service Times


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


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


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.)



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.


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


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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