Highrock Church

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Saint Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church
ArlingtonMA GreekOrthodoxChurch.jpg
Photograph taken in 2008
Highrock Church is located in Massachusetts
Highrock Church
Highrock Church is located in the US
Highrock Church
Location Arlington, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°24′59″N 71°9′27″W / 42.41639°N 71.15750°W / 42.41639; -71.15750Coordinates: 42°24′59″N 71°9′27″W / 42.41639°N 71.15750°W / 42.41639; -71.15750
Built 1841
Architect Thomas J. Silloway
Architectural style Other, Romanesque
Part of Arlington Center Historic District (#85002691)
NRHP Reference #


Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 23, 1983
Designated CP September 27, 1985

Highrock Church (the meeting house was formerly known as the Saint Athanasius Greek Orthodox Church) is a historic church meeting house at 735 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, Massachusetts, that is currently home to an Evangelical Covenant Church congregation.

Building history[edit]

The church building was constructed in 1841 for a Universalist congregation that had broken off from First Parish Congregational Church when it espoused a Unitarian doctrine.[2] In 1961, the two congregations reunited in a building across the street. In 1964, Saint Athasius Greek Orthodox Church purchased the building from the Universalists and made the site its home until 2004.[3] The church building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. In 2006, Highrock Church, a congregation founded in 1999, purchased the building from the Greek Orthodox Church congregation when it moved to another larger structure (the former site of St. James Roman Catholic Church in Arlington).


The congregation was established in 1999 in Needham, Massachusetts, adopting the name "Highrock" from the street on which they met. The joined the Evangelical Covenant Church in 2003, and in 2006 purchased the former Greek Orthodox church building in Arlington.[4] In 2008, Highrock launched its first church plant in greater Boston: Highrock Brookline. In the summer of 2012, Highrock launched two new church plants in Quincy and Salem.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Menotomy Minutemen Historical Trail, http://www.menotomytrail.com/MenotomyMinutemanTrailGuide2.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.saintathanasius.org/history/
  4. ^ a b http://www.highrock.org/about/church-plants/ (accessed November 6, 2012)

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