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Church of the Covenant

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Address: 67 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116-3010
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+1 617-266-7480
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Self-Guided Tours of the largest Tiffany-decorated church interior in the...

Self-Guided Tours of the largest Tiffany-decorated church interior in the U.S. begin May 1st.

Mon.-Sat. 11a.m.-3 p.m.

Suggested $3.00 donation per person.

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Denominational Hybrid

The congregation identified with both the PCUSA and the UCC (well, the urban congregation attracted congregants who identified largely or mostly with one or the other). I was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
Maynard C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The congregation identified with both the PCUSA and the UCC (well, the urban congregation attracted congregants who identified largely or mostly with one or the other). I was interested to hear that a previous 'minister' was 'trying to be a vegetarian' for humane reasons of conscience. That interested me.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

A stone's throw away from Boston Gardens is a gem of a church .... looks more like a cathedral to me. It's stone tower/ steeple soars high in the very heart of Boston and demands to be explored. Although its cornerstone was laid in 1865, in the period 1894-1896 the sanctuary was completely redecorated by the Tiffany Glass & Decorating... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Visit on a sunny day and you will be treated to a church full of lovely windows that will take your breath away. Tiffany also designed the interior color scheme and decoration, now designated as a National Historic Landmark. Don't miss the angels that make up the chandelier, front and center--my favorite. Tours are given daily in season; donations accepted.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

The light streaming through this beautiful collection of Tiffany-glass windows is unforgettable. There is also intriguing information in printed handouts, both about the technical and historical artistry and also the Social Gospel context for commissioning these windows from Tiffany.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015 via mobile

We had a difficult time finding an entrance to this dark sombre church but fortunately a kind gentleman in the back side office, directed us up some hidden stairs to find our way into a plain church interior with the most beautiful glowing stain glass windows I have ever seen! Each window on the lower floor and upper balcony revealed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

If you like stained glass make this a must do in Boston. There is no charge but donations are welcome. To preserve this little corner of Boston please be generous. The volunteer was helpful and we discussed the glass in the church, thank you for your help.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Only became aware of this church as I saw the windows as I was walking down Newberry street. The sanctuary was completely redecorated by Tiffany in 1890s - just amazing including 42 stained glass windows and a 12ft glass lantern

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

This church is gorgeous. It was decorated by Tiffany & Co. and is filled with Tiffany glass windows. Absolutely gorgeous, and well worth the $4 admission price to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

This is a must visit, if you are in the area. For a recommended minimum donation of $3/person, you get a nice brochure that explains about 25 different stained glass windows and a beautiful lantern built in 1893. Allow minimum half an hour for good enjoyment. The rest of the church (Altar, pulpit, pews) are not too shabby either. And,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Very informative place. Keeping the American Revolution spirit and knowledge for generations. Timid as it looks but impressive for those who really like the details of that ancient now history. Kept in good condition and affordable which is not the least reason to visit for youth and kids.

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Julie R, Church of the Covenant at Church of the Covenant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! It sounds as if you may have visited our friends at Old South Church around the corner which is a gem for American history. We'd love to see you here at Church of the Covenant to experience our Tiffany glass windows and historic sanctuary! More 

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