St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts)

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St. Mary's Episcopal
Church and Cemetery
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1937

258 Concord Street

Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts
Built 1814
Governing body St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Part of Newton Lower Falls Historic District (#86001748)
NRHP Reference # 80000637 [1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 14, 1980
Designated CP September 4, 1986

St. Mary's Episcopal Church and Cemetery, located at 258 Concord Street, in the village of Newton Lower Falls, Newton, Massachusetts, were added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 14, 1980. St. Mary's Parish was formed in 1811[2] and its Gothic Revival/Federal style meeting house, built in 1814, is the oldest surviving church building in the city of Newton as well as the first built in what are today Boston's western suburbs.[3] Notable features of the church interior are its original high box pews, choir loft and plain glass windows. The plain chancel was added in 1922.[4] The cemetery, which dates from 1812,[5] is the oldest non-government-owned cemetery in Newton.[6]

Current status[edit]

St. Mary's Episcopal Church serves Newton Lower Falls, Wellesley Hills across the Charles River and surrounding areas and is still a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. It holds 2 regular services on Sunday mornings. Its current rector is the Reverend George Stevens.[7][8][9]

The cemetery is still in use as evidenced by a burial in 2009.[10]

Notable burials in churchyard[edit]

  • Charles Rice, 1787-1863, brigadier general in the Massachusetts Militia and Massachusetts state representative.[15]

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Coordinates: 42°19′33.95″N 71°15′29.26″W / 42.3260972°N 71.2581278°W / 42.3260972; -71.2581278