Church of the Holy Apostles

The church is a center of worship, prayer, justice and community for everyone. No matter who you are, where you come from, or where you find yourself on your journey, you are welcome here.

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Celebrating over 175 years of worship and service in the Chelsea Community.

We’re here to support you in faith. Whether you’re looking to discover, renew, affirm or deepen your understanding of Christ, the Church of the Holy Apostles offers a spiritual home for all people.

Blessing and peace,
The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson

The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson
Rector, Church of the Holy Apostles
Executive Director, Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen

Join our worship community online and in person. 

Holy Eucharist | Sunday 9AM (on site)
Holy Eucharist | Sunday 11AM (on site & via Livestream)
Insight | Tuesday 6:15PM (on Zoom)
Morning Prayer and Bible Study | Wednesday 8:30AM (on Zoom)
Compline | Thursday 9PM (on Zoom)

Adopted June 20, 2019

Sustained by God’s love, we welcome all.

Nourished by Christ’s compassion, we feed the hungry, work for justice, and care for one another.

Enlivened by the Holy Spirit, we celebrate sacred mystery through prayer, worship, and music.

New to the Church?

We have made it easy for newcomers to understand what Holy Apostles is all about, and how our community may fit with your needs and interests.

FOR NEWCOMERS
THE LATEST — CLERGY PULPIT POSTS

Weekly posts from our clergy, expanding on the liturgical topic of focus from the week’s Sunday services.

Summer Reflecting | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Summer Reflecting | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

I am on the mailing list for the Society of St. John the Evangelist, the monastic order located in Cambridge, MA. The theme of their most recent newsletter was “Growth,” and included articles titled “Awake,” “Patience,” “Know Limits,” “Anxiety,” “The Breaks,” and “On the Hard Road.” The final page if the newsletter offered some loosely connected reflection questions. Depending on how the pieces of your life are aligning just now, the rhythm of life may slow down a bit during the summer months. Maybe there is just a bit more time and space to reflect….

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The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, Priest | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

The Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, Priest | The Rev. Susan E. Hill, Associate Rector

With both the Pride and Independence Day celebrations in late June and early July, it can be easy to overlook some of those whom we commemorate in the church during this time. For example, on July 1, we remember two remarkable people: Harriet Beecher Stowe and Pauli Murray. The Rev. Dr. Murray is by far less well-known but also had an outsized impact on both society and the church. During her long and varied career she was a lawyer, a writer and poet, a civil rights activist, a professor, and eventually, an Episcopal priest. On January 8, 1977, Murray was ordained the first African American woman priest at the Washington National Cathedral….

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Democratic Process, Church Edition | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

Democratic Process, Church Edition | The Rev. Dr. Anna S. Pearson, Rector

As I write this, bishops and delegates from Episcopal churches across the nation (and from area missions and the Convocation of American Churches in Europe) are meeting in Louisville, KY for our 81st General Convention. Every three years our church gathers and makes decisions that impact our common life. The structure through which this happens is bicameral: there is a House of Bishops, which includes all active and retired bishops, and a House of Deputies, which includes four lay people and four clergy elected from each diocese….

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SERMONS

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We record our sermons every Sunday and make them available on-demand on Soundcloud for you to enjoy from anywhere on any device.

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Music

Music at Holy Apostles

Music is a vital aspect of the experience at the Church of Holy Apostles, immersing visitors in the moment and helping them connect with each other in an atmosphere imbued with the Holy Spirit

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Use our easyTithe portal for all offerings to the church, including pledge payments and individual church programs. If you are trying to donate to the meal and social service programs of Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen, click here.

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HISTORY

A Rich History

Learn about the history of Holy Apostles dating back to 1844, the building, and our tradition of outreach to those in need through the years.

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Host your next event at Holy Apostles

Our historic building and grounds enhance celebratory gatherings of all types with a rich spirit of tradition and beauty.

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CLERGY, STAFF AND VESTRY
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THE REVEREND DR. ANNA S. PEARSON
RECTOR & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Mother Anna joined Holy Apostles as Rector of the Church and Executive Director of the Soup Kitchen in 2018.

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THE REVEREND SUSAN E. HILL
ASSOCIATE RECTOR

Mother Susan has served as Associate Rector since 2013.

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THE REVEREND ROBERT A. JACOB
DEACON 

Deacon Bob is a member of various committees within the diocese and devotes a portion of his time to civic duties.

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Dr. John A. Wolfe
Director of music

Dr. John A. Wolfe serves as Organist and Music Director at the Church of the Holy Apostles in Manhattan.

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VESTRY

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