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Boston Society Of The New Jerusalem (Church On The Hill)

Joined in May 2021

About Us

Founded in 1818, the church is endowment driven with a small and dedicated group. We have been atop Beacon Hill since the 1840’s though our worship space has changed. We are now located on the bottom two floors of an apartment building with an intimate chapel-sized sanctuary that can hold around 100 people comfortably. The church is an independent Swedenborgian Church and is governed by the congregation through committees. The Swedenborgian or “Church of the New Jerusalem” was founded first in England and then in the United states at the turn of the 19thCentury. To learn more about Emanuel Swedenborg, please see https://swedenborg.com/emanuel-swedenborg/

The purpose of this Church shall be to establish and maintain public worship of the Lord Jesus Christ according to His Holy Word and the theological writings of Emanuel Swedenborg.  And in following those teachings, this Church shall maintain free and open worship of the Divine and shall honor the good in all religions that seek to foster a positive regard for all humanity, recognizing unity and diversity.

The Mission of our Church:

  • To be a progressive Christian presence in the City of Boston, a reflection of Swedenborgian theology of service and mission, through our commitment to education, social justice, and human rights. 
  • To make a difference in the lives of strangers and seekers through our compassion and acceptance by inviting them to be members of our community who share our common values.
  • To be a “rock” of stability and support in an uncertain world – a tranquil and peaceful “home away from home” for all people, where a person is missed when he or she is absent, and where one can find comfort, healing, and normalcy when things are not going well

Founded in 1818, the church is endowment driven with a small and dedicated group. We have been atop Beacon Hill since the 1840’s though our worship space has changed. We are now located on the bottom two floors of an apartment building with an…

Issue Areas Include

  • Education
  • Human Rights & Civil Liberties
  • Religion & Spirituality

Location & Contact

  • phone 6175234575
  • 140 Bowdoin St, Boston, MA 02108, USA

Current listings by Boston Society Of The New Jerusalem (Church On The Hill)

JobsLocationDate Posted
Church Music DirectorBoston, MAMay 3, 2021

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