St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church

St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church

St. Stephen's Roman Catholic Church
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Neighbourhood: North End
Wandering around Boston’s North End can feel like being transported to Europe. Stroll down Hanover and Salem streets for the finest Italian restaurants, bakeries, cafes, and a few boutique shops. Take part in the big debate as to whether Modern Pastry or Mike’s serves a better cannoli. Before your food coma sets in, make sure to stop by historic Paul Revere’s home, and follow the Freedom Trail to Old North Church and Copp’s Hill Burying Ground. Take a rest in a cafe on Hanover street and observe the quirky, European character of the North End.
How to get there
  • Shawmut • 4 min walk
  • Worcester Square • 5 min walk
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Wesley C
Tucson, AZ10,285 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
While exploring the North End, I stopped at St. Stephen's Catholic Church. Built in 1804 as a Congregational Meeting House. It became a Catholic Church in 1862. This was Rose Kennedy's home church, and her funeral was held here in 1995. Attractive red brick exterior. Very large seating capacity, but not as ornate as many other Catholic churches.
Written July 23, 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,228 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
I made a quick visit to Saint Stephens Church in the Boston North End in November 2021 while I was doing the Freedom Trail from start to finish. Both the exterior and interior of the church are beautiful. The church was designed by Bullfinch who also designed the Massachusetts State House near Boston Common. Across the street is a statue of Paul Revere and an alley which leads to the Old North Church.
Written December 1, 2021
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Matt S
Brighton, MI2,272 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
The church's doors were open to the public on a Friday afternoon, allowing us to visit the Church. The church is beautiful on the inside, combined with a very modern architecture entry way to the church. Certainly glad we were able to stop in and visit this majestic building.
Written September 30, 2020
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Adam F
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Was a very nice change of pace from other Catholic Churches in that the building is very simple, sort of a staple of Bullfinch design, of which this is the oldest remaining example in Boston. Excellent history to this church and a very welcoming community made Mass feel very meaningful, plus right out front is the Revere statue and Old North Church. Down the street is more Freedom Trail plus many restaurants. Recommend a visit just to see or to celebrate Mass.
Written August 17, 2020
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on_the_go_98765
Tucson20,598 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
The first 60 years, this was a Unitarian Church designed and built by an American architect, Charles Bullfinch. It used some of the old timbers from the 1700's church that stood here. The cost of the church was raised by the selling of the church pews (those enclosed mini-structures seen in early Anglican churches).

In 1862, the church changed religious affiliation when the Boston Archdiocese became the new owner; the name was changed to honor Christianity's first martyr: St. Stephen. In the interim, 2 fires significantly damaged the church but the great grandson of the first Bullfinch (also named Charles Bullfinch) was the architect tasked with the rebuild; it was done somewhat (but not entirely) faithfully to his ancestor's plans.

The (international) Society of St. James the Apostle is the group of priests who officiate here for services but they also use this as their "home church" for their world-wide service to the Latin American poor.

In 1975, this treasure was named to the National Register of Historic Places and remains a very visible and important part of North End Boston's history. We caught glimpses of it during our walks on the Freedom Trail. The red brick box is topped with a beautiful tall gold-domed belfry containing a huge bell and can't be confused with the (nearby) Old North Church pointed spire (and no gold dome).
Written October 9, 2019
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Wander & Wonder
Singapore, Singapore1,702 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Business
This is a Roman Catholic Church sling Hanover Street, an Italian enclave with many Italian restaurants. It faces the Paul Revere mall leading to the Old North Church.
Written September 15, 2019
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Razorfish
Little Rock, AR5,089 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
The St. Stephens Church building is on Hanover Street in the North End of Boston. It is along the Freedom Trail across from the Statue of Paul Revere in the Paul Revere Mall. The building dates back to Colonial times.
Written July 3, 2019
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dgdssdish d
Charlottetown, Canada1,173 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Cool well kept old church on Hanover street. walked by many times before stopping and having a look about.
Written January 9, 2019
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BelaN74
Mississauga, Canada5,584 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
This is a truly beautiful church. Across from Paul Revere statue which is what people are seeing in the area. Don’t miss out seeing this church.
Written July 14, 2018
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Vincent S
Margate, FL458 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
Nice church right on Hanover St. in the North End. Little bit of history going back to colonial time. I would not make a single trip to see the place, but add it to your visits of Old North Church, Paul Revere House and the North End. The grounds are well maintained.
Written June 26, 2018
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