The Rev'd Michael J. Godderz, Rector

The Rev'd Michael J. Godderz has been Rector of All Saints' since September 1998.

Before coming to All Saints, Fr. Godderz was Rector of St. Bride's Episcopal Church, in Chesapeake, Virginia from 1991 through 1998. He was the Rector at St. Barnabas Church, Norwich, Vermont from 1986 to 1991. He served as Curate at Church of the Advent, in Boston from 1984 to 1986. Prior to ordination he worked at several publishing houses and as a lay Pastoral Assistant at the Church of the Good Shepherd, in Reading, Massachusetts.

Fr. Godderz is an active member of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC) and is presently the Master of the Province of the Americas.  He is a member of the Board of the Guild of All Souls. Previously he has served as the Dean of the Neponset River Deanery and as a member of the  Visitors of Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He has also from time to time served on various Diocesan commissions and committees, including the Diocesan Council, the Liturgical Commission and the Architecture Commission.

Fr. Godderz received his Bachelor of Arts in History with honors from Rutgers University in 1974 and a Masters of Divinity, magna cum laude, from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts in 1977. In 1980 he received a Masters in History from the University of Chicago. His interests are in history, liturgics, historical theology, and literature. He enjoys reading and woodworking.

Fr. Godderz and wife Ruth share their lives with two shamelessly spoiled cats.

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Image: Ruth Godderz

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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