St. Mary's Episcopal Church (Newton Lower Falls, Massachusetts)
St. Mary's Episcopal
Church and Cemetery
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 1937
258 Concord Street
|Governing body||St. Mary's Episcopal Church|
|Part of||Newton Lower Falls Historic District (#86001748)|
|NRHP Reference #||80000637 |
|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 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. 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. The cemetery, which dates from 1812, is the oldest non-government-owned cemetery in Newton.
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.
The cemetery is still in use as evidenced by a burial in 2009.
Notable burials in churchyard
- Josiah Gardner Abbott, 1814–1891, member of the United States House of Representatives from Massachusetts.
- Charles Rice, 1787-1863, brigadier general in the Massachusetts Militia and Massachusetts state representative.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- St. Mary's: History
- Ken Newcomb: Makers of the Mold, Churches
- "St. Mary's Episcopal Church - Newton, MA - Boston.com". The Boston Globe.
- History and Photos
- Newton History Museum
- Diocese of Massachusetts: List of churches by town: N
- St. Mary's Church: Welcom2
- St. Mary's: Meet our new rector
- Find A Grave burial at St. Mary's, June 20, 2009
- The Political Graveyard: Middlesex County, Mass
- Josiah Gardner Abbott at Find A Grave
- Historic La Mott, PA - The Union Generals
- Lewis Golding Arnold at Find A Grave
- General Charles Rice. p.190. in: George Kuhn Clarke (1900). Epitaphs from graveyards in Wellesley (formerly West Needham.). Retrieved 6 Sep 2011.