Directions to common cathedral

This page contains directions to the common cathedral worship space.

Outdoor worship is held every Sunday at 1pm, at Brewer Fountain on Boston Common, near the corner of Park and Tremont Streets. This is at the Park Street subway stop where the Red Line meets the Green line.

Please note: Boston seems to be under constant construction, detours, new ramps etc., so caveat driver! The directions below are subject to change - bring a map or check the internet for directions, too.

 

FROM THE NORTH

Take 93 South all the way into town, or 95 South to Rte 1 South.

When you are on the bridge into Boston, get over to your right and get off where it says Storrow Drive.

Follow signs for Storrow Drive, and then get off at the Government Center/Kendall Sq - Cambridge exit ( a left-hand exit ). Once on the exit ramp, stay to your left, as you don't want to cross the river into Cambridge. You will come to 2 traffic lights very close together and the elevated subway tracks above you.

Stay straight through the second set of lights, leaving a CVS store on your left. You are now on Charles Street at the foot of Beacon Hill - go through several traffic lights, staying to the left.

At the end of the one way section of Charles, you will be at another set of lights, with a Starbucks on your left and a bank on your right. Take a left here and go up Beacon Street with the Boston Common on your right, and at the top of the hill, the State House on your left.

Take a right, opposite the State House at traffic lights, onto Park Street (very short street) keeping the Common on your right.

Take a right at the lights at the end of the block, and you are now on Tremont, with another set of lights right there after the turn. On your left in the next block is St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral at 138 Tremont St. Three red doors, big wide steps and about five fat columns. The fountain should be visible across the street.

Note for visiting congregations and those with things to drop off: Double park and unload your stuff on Tremont Street. We will come and help.

PARKING

 

FROM THE WEST

Route 2 East:

Take Route 2 East, follow signs for Storrow Drive, and get on it! Stay on it all the way into an underpass (after Copley), don't get off at Arlington which is an in-tunnel exit). When you come up from the underpass, take your first possible right (not marked as an exit, just a tiny side street leading up Beacon Hill), go up to lights and take a right onto Charles Street.

If you miss the first right off Storrow Drive, get off at the next marked exit which will be for Government Center, Cambridge, and Kendall Sq. Stay to your right at the end of the exit at the light, and turn right, onto Charles Street leaving CVS on your left.

Go through several traffic lights, staying to the left. At the end of the one way section of Charles, you will be at another set of lights, with a Starbucks on your left and a bank on your right. Take a left here and go up Beacon Street with the Boston Common on your right, and at the top of the hill, the State House on your left.

Take a right, opposite the State House at traffic lights, onto Park Street ( very short street) keeping the Common on your right.

Take a right at the lights at the end of the block, and you are now on Tremont, with another set of lights right there after the turn. On your left in the next block is St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral at 138 Tremont St. Three red doors, big wide steps and about five fat columns. The fountain should be visible across street.

Note for visiting congregations and those with things to drop off:

Double park and unload your stuff on Tremont Street. We will come and help.

PARKING 

Mass Pike (Rte 90) East

Mass Pike (Rte 90) Get off at the Cambridge/Allston exit, and stay right on off ramp toward Cambridge.

Once off the ramp, take a right after the Guest Suites Hotel, and before the bridge goes over the river. You are now on Storrow Drive.

Stay on Storrow Drive all the way into an underpass (after Copley), don't get off at Arlington which is an in-tunnel exit). When you come up from the underpass, take your first possible right (not marked as an exit, just a tiny side street leading up Beacon Hill), go up to lights and take a right onto Charles Street.

Go through several traffic lights, staying to the left. At the end of the one way section of Charles, you will be at another set of lights, with a Starbucks on your left and a bank on your right. Take a left here and go up Beacon Street with the Boston Common on your right, and at the top of the hill, the State House on your left.

Take a right, opposite the State House at traffic lights, onto Park Street ( very short street) keeping the Common on your right.

Take a right at the lights at the end of the block, and you are now on Tremont, with another set of lights right there after the turn. On your left in the next block is St. Paul's Episcopal Cathedral at 138 Tremont St. Three red doors, big wide steps and about five fat columns. The fountain should be visible across the street.

Note for visiting congregations and those with things to drop off: Double park and unload your stuff on Tremont Street. We will come and help.

PARKING 

FROM THE SOUTH

95 North:

Take 95 North to Mass Pike Eastbound (Rte 90). Follow Mass Pike instructions above.

93 North:

Take 93 North to the Government Center Exit (#23)

Stay left at the fork on the exit ramp. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Gov't Ctr/Financial Dist and merge onto North St. Turn left onto Congress St. Slight left to stay on Congress St. Turn right onto State St. Continue onto Court St. Slight left onto Tremont St. In a few blocks, Boston Common will be on your right.

Note for visiting congregations and those with things to drop off:

Double park and unload your stuff on Tremont Street. We will come and help.

PARKING

Parking

 

Please note that limited street parking may be available, and is free on Sundays. If your car is minivan height or shorter, the Boston Common Garage on Charles Street is a good indoor parking options. 

For taller vehicles, outdoor parking near Downtown Crossing is recommended.

For overheight vehicles, continue on Tremont, staying center or leftish. At the end of Boston Common there are lights. The cross street is Boylston, Dunkin Donuts ahead on the right corner - go straight through the lights and take your first left down what looks like an alley, but is La Grange Street (opposite the Emerson Majestic Theater marquee), and there is parking on both your left and right. If you are driving a van, the lot on your right is cheaper (FitzInn). If in a car, the one on your left is cheaper (Allright). Park and walk back to the church.

For the Boston Common Garage, continue on Tremont Street, turn right on Boylston, and right again onto Charles St (between the Public Garden on your left, and the Common on your right), and the entrance to the underground garage is halfway along on your right. Walk through the Common to the fountain near the corner of Park and Tremont Streets, below the Statehouse, and you will find us.

We have discount coupons available for Boston Common Garage, and we'll sell them to you at our cost (currently $9.00) during Reflection time after Worship.