Old South Church in Boston, Boston

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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For more than 340 years, Old South Church has stood as a progressive, vibrant Christian community grounded in Jesus, alive to the Spirit, and engaged in the adventure of faith. We are an Open and Affirming congregation of the United Church of Christ, welcoming all who seek to journey toward the promised realm of God. Our life together is animated by our belief in the presence of the Living God, whom we come to know through the rhythms of worship, prayer, scripture and learning, generosity, kindness and hospitality.

Old South is a spiritual home to people from all walks and stations of life, believers and questioners, people from a range of backgrounds and faith perspectives. In our worship, we draw on a variety of Christian traditions, from ancient to contemporary. Through a broad and eclectic program of service, outreach, education, and fellowship, we strive to be part of God’s work of mending the world. In all things, we rely upon the healing, unconditional nature of God’s love and grace to be our help and guide.

For more about what to expect at Old South, click http://oldsouth.org/visitors/what-expect
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  • Beautiful church. We didn't have to pay a fee to view it. They had some information we could read about its history upon entering. I think if you are in the area it is well worth a visit! 
    Beautiful church. We didn't have to pay a fee to view it. They had some information we could read about its history upon entering. I think if you are in the area it is well worth a visit!  more »
  • Right near Copley Square, the Old South Church is a gem. The interior is Victorian majestic It is an example of the transformation of Plain, New England style to Victorian grandeur 
    Right near Copley Square, the Old South Church is a gem. The interior is Victorian majestic It is an example of the transformation of Plain, New England style to Victorian grandeur  more »
  • I really enjoy standing in the location where so much history was made! There are some lovely displays and really knowledgeable staff that made the visit extra interesting! Also, a visit here is a.....  more
    I really enjoy standing in the location where so much history was made! There are some lovely displays and really knowledgeable staff that made the visit extra interesting! Also, a visit here is a.....  more »
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  • Lived around Boston most of my life, passed this church a few thousand times. Went in to see the Candlelight: Fleetwood Mac tribute ... Stunning.
  • The Old South Church (free entry) dates to the 1660s and one of two historical church visits you can make at Copley Square. We enjoyed the unique architecture of Old South Church, which is Northern Italian Gothic style. The building was designed mid 19th century. There are brochures in the worship hall with information regarding the history and architecture of the building. Both are worth a quick read. Within the church, we enjoyed the stained glass windows, wood carving pews and wall panels and the Gothic style back wall. On the 'Tour The Church' church website page, you find find information regarding the important things to see within the church. During our visit, there was lovely organ play taking place during our visit as well, making it nice to sit and enjoy the sounds of the Old South Church while we viewed its interior. You can conveniently visit the Old South Church in 15-20 minutes before making your way to other attractions at Copley Square or other areas of Boston. It is free to pop in and seemed worth the time to do so if you enjoy seeing historic churches.
  • Old South Church is an amazing and refreshing place to worship. People are warm and inviting. The music is amazing. The services are for all people. And the preaching is so good. It's your next church family you never knew you needed.
  • Hey, awesomely classic looking church, from the outside. 🤙🤙🤙😎 Praise the Lord, and place your bets. Poker Alice..
  • Beautiful ornate church, which it's history goes back to 1669, before there was a United States of America!

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