Places of Worship

Dorchester's Religious Institutions

In Good Old Dorchester, Orcutt provides a history of the early churches of the town. From 1630 until 1806, the town had only one church, first at Pleasant and Pond Streets and later at Meeting House Hill, The clash between conservative and liberal views at the Second Church resulted in the formation of the Third Church, a Unitarian group in 1813. The nineteenth century saw a great proliferation of churches that has continued to the present.

The following dates may not be official.  Sometimes congregations met before becoming formal organizations.

All Saints Church, 211 Ashmont Street

All Saints Church, 211 Ashmont Street

All Saints Episcopal Church, Ashmont

All Saints Episcopal Church, Ashmont

Appleton Methodist Church

Appleton Methodist Church

Ashmont Universalist Church

Ashmont Universalist Church

Assemblea de Iglesia Cristiana

Assemblea de Iglesia Cristiana

Baker Memorial Methodist Church

Baker Memorial Methodist Church

Berean Temple Baptist Church

Berean Temple Baptist Church

Berean Temple Baptist Church

Berean Temple Baptist Church

Bethany Baptist Church

Bethany Baptist Church

Blaney Memorial Baptist Church

Blaney Memorial Baptist Church

Buddhist Temple and statue of Buddha, 111 Park Street

Buddhist Temple and statue of Buddha, 111 Park Street

Central Congregational Church

Central Congregational Church

Channing Unitarian Church

Channing Unitarian Church

Christ Church

Christ Church

Christ Community Church

Christ Community Church

Church of the Holy Spirit

Church of the Holy Spirit

Church of the Unity, Neponset

Church of the Unity, Neponset

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors of the Second Church in Dorchester

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors of the Second Church in Dorchester

Congregation Achim, 35 Intervale Street

Congregation Achim, 35 Intervale Street

Congregation Adath Jeshrun, 397 Blue Hill Avenue

Congregation Adath Jeshrun, 397 Blue Hill Avenue

Congregation Agudath Israel Anshe Sfard, 220 Woodrow Avenue

Congregation Agudath Israel Anshe Sfard, 220 Woodrow Avenue

Congregation Anshe Lebovitch

Congregation Anshe Lebovitch

Congregation Anshe Shepetovka, 36 Lawrence Avenue

Congregation Anshe Shepetovka, 36 Lawrence Avenue

Congregation Beth Aknosis Paoli Anshe Sephardic

Congregation Beth Aknosis Paoli Anshe Sephardic

Congregation Beth Jacob Anshe Sfard, 393 Norfolk Street

Congregation Beth Jacob Anshe Sfard, 393 Norfolk Street

Congregation Beth Pinchas

Congregation Beth Pinchas

Congregation Chai Odom

Congregation Chai Odom

Congregation Chevra Shas Synagogue

Congregation Chevra Shas Synagogue

Congregation Hadrath Israel

Congregation Hadrath Israel

Congregation Kehilleth Jacob

Congregation Kehilleth Jacob

Congregation Linas Hazedek

Congregation Linas Hazedek

Congregation Mishkan Israel

Congregation Mishkan Israel

Congregation Mishkan Israel, 137 Dakota Street

Congregation Mishkan Israel, 137 Dakota Street

Congregation Mishkan Tefila

Congregation Mishkan Tefila

Congregation Nusach Sephardic, 47 Lawrence Avenue

Congregation Nusach Sephardic, 47 Lawrence Avenue

Congregation Tikvas Israel, 114 Souther Avenue

Congregation Tikvas Israel, 114 Souther Avenue

Dorchester Temple Baptist Church

Dorchester Temple Baptist Church

Dorchester Temple Baptist Church, 670 Washington Street

Dorchester Temple Baptist Church, 670 Washington Street

Epiphany Church or Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal)

Epiphany Church or Church of the Epiphany (Episcopal)

First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church

First Church or First Parish Church

First Church or First Parish Church

First Church or First Parish Church

First Church or First Parish Church

First Methodist Episcopal Church

First Methodist Episcopal Church

Gladtidings House of Prayer for All Nations

Gladtidings House of Prayer for All Nations

Greenwood Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church

Greenwood Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church

Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church, 378A-380 Washington Street

Greenwood Memorial United Methodist Church, 378A-380 Washington Street

Grove Hall Universalist Church

Grove Hall Universalist Church

Harvard Congregational Church

Harvard Congregational Church

Hebrew Home, Hebrew Ladies Moshav ZeKeinim Association

Holy Family Church

Holy Family Church

Holy Tabernacle Church

Holy Tabernacle Church

Immanuel Baptist Church

Immanuel Baptist Church

Kingdom Builders Worship Center

Kingdom Builders Worship Center

Materials about Dorchester Religious Institutions – List of Printed Materials

Materials about Dorchester Religious Institutions – List of Printed Materials

Mattapan Methodist Episcopal Church

Mattapan Methodist Episcopal Church

Mattapan Methodist Episcopal Church

Mattapan Methodist Episcopal Church

Morning Star Baptist Church

Morning Star Baptist Church

Mount Hope Chapel

Mount Hope Chapel

Mount Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church

Mount Pleasant Methodist Episcopal Church

New Testament Pentacostal Church of God in Christ

New Testament Pentacostal Church of God in Christ

Norfolk Unitarian Church

Norfolk Unitarian Church

Our Saviour Lutheran Church

Our Saviour Lutheran Church

Parkman Street Methodist Church

Parkman Street Methodist Church

Pentecostal House of Prayer

Pentecostal House of Prayer

Pilgrim Congregational Church

Pilgrim Congregational Church

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 540-544 Columbia Road

Pilgrim Congregational Church, 540-544 Columbia Road

Romsey Congregational Church

Romsey Congregational Church

Russian Orthodox Church of the Epiphany

Russian Orthodox Church of the Epiphany

Saint Ambrose Roman Catholic Church

Saint Ambrose Roman Catholic Church

Saint Angela Roman Catholic Church

Saint Angela Roman Catholic Church

Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church

Saint Ann Roman Catholic Church

Saint Anne Episcopal Church

Saint Anne Episcopal Church

Saint Brendan Roman Catholic Church

Saint Brendan Roman Catholic Church

Saint Christopher Roman Catholic Church

Saint Christopher Roman Catholic Church

Saint Gregory’s Roman Catholic Church

Saint Gregory’s Roman Catholic Church

Saint Hugh Roman Catholic Church

Saint Hugh Roman Catholic Church

Saint John Roman Catholic Church

Saint John Roman Catholic Church

Saint Kevin Roman Catholic Church

Saint Kevin Roman Catholic Church

Saint Leo Roman Catholic Church

Saint Leo Roman Catholic Church

Saint Margaret Roman Catholic Church, now Saint Teresa of Calcutta Church

Saint Margaret Roman Catholic Church, now Saint Teresa of Calcutta Church

Saint Mark Episcopal Church

Saint Mark Episcopal Church

Saint Mark Roman Catholic Church

Saint Mark Roman Catholic Church

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 73 Columbia Road

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, 73 Columbia Road

Saint Mary’s Church, 14 Cushing Avenue

Saint Mary’s Church, 14 Cushing Avenue

Saint Mary’s Church, Episcopal

Saint Mary’s Church, Episcopal

Saint Matthew Roman Catholic Church

Saint Matthew Roman Catholic Church

Saint Paul Presbyterian Church

Saint Paul Presbyterian Church

Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church

Saint Paul Roman Catholic Church

Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church

Saint Peter’s Roman Catholic Church

Saint William Roman Catholic Church

Saint William Roman Catholic Church

Second Church

Second Church

Second Methodist Church.

Second Methodist Church.

Shaar Tselosa Avraham, 156 Wellington Hill Street

Shaar Tselosa Avraham, 156 Wellington Hill Street

Sons of Abraham, 70 Wayland Street

Sons of Abraham, 70 Wayland Street

St. John’s Universalist Church

St. John’s Universalist Church

Stoughton Street Baptist Church or North Baptist Society

Stoughton Street Baptist Church or North Baptist Society

Temple Beth El

Temple Beth El

Temple Beth Hillel

Temple Beth Hillel

Third Church

Third Church

Trinity Congregational Church

Trinity Congregational Church

Village Congregational Church

Village Congregational Church

Young Israel of Mattapan

Young Israel of Mattapan

Zion Temple Holy Church

Zion Temple Holy Church