Keeping King's Chapel's members and friends connected each week between Sunday worship services with updates from the Parish House.
Christmas at King's Chapel

Family Christmas Eve Service | 5 PM

The story of Jesus' birth comes alive through word and carols. Any child who wants to participate as a shepherd or angel in our nativity pageant will have the opportunity to do so.  Angel Wings and Shepherd Hats provided. 

Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols |  10:30 PM

A traditional service with full choir and candlelight modeled after the service offered at Truro Cathedral in 1880.  The first Christmas Eve service offered at King's Chapel was held in 1929.

Christmas Day | 11 AM

Holy Communion during our Morning Prayer service. 

Holiday Service Schedule

Please note that we will not have 9 AM Morning Light service on either Sunday,  December 25 or Sunday January 1. There will be no Wednesday 6 PM evening  service during the week between Christmas and New Year's, on December 28.

Regular Wednesday Evening services will begin again on Wednesday January 4.

Regular Morning Light services will begin again on Epiphany, Sunday January 8.

Updated service times are always posted on the King's Chapel website,

New Year's Eve at King's Chapel

Holy Communion | 5:30 PM | The Little Chapel

We greet the coming new year with this service of Word and Sacrament from the King's Chapel Book of Common Prayer. 

Potluck Dinner | 6:30 PM | The Parish House

A potluck dinner in the 2nd floor parlors of 64 Beacon Street. Advance reservations should be made by December 29th to

First Night Concert | 9 PM | King's Chapel

Heinrich Christensen plays the C.B.Fisk organ.
Organ works by J.S. Bach.  Free and open to the public.

From the Freedom Trail Program

Unsure what to do with your family and relatives next week? The King's Chapel Freedom Trail Program will be open daily during school vacation week! Come by the chapel between 
10 AM and 4 PM on  December 26 through December 31 to share the history and beauty of King's Chapel with your friends and family. Our signature Bells & Bones tours will be offered at  11 AM1 PM2 PM, and  3 PM each day. Please visit the "History and Tours" section of our website or email for more information. We hope to see you next week!

News From the Parish House...

Parish House Office Hours

The Parish House offices will be closed during the week of December 26 - 30, and on January 2, in observance of the holidays, so that office staff can spend time with families.  

Milk Punch

A festive Milk Punch Holiday Reception was held at the Parish House this past Sunday.  Over 60 people joined in to sample the delicious holiday treat, and join the songs and games in celebration of this holiday tradition.

Pre-Annual Meeting Hearing at King's Chapel | January 8 | 1 PM
The Pre-Annual Meeting Hearing will be held on January 8, 2017, at the Parish House for the purpose of asking questions, discussing agenda items, airing and resolving confusions or problems with matters which will come before the Annual Meeting. A light lunch will precede the Hearing.  The Hearing itself will start around 1:00 PM and end about 2:30 PM.
The Annual Meeting will be held on January 29, 2017, at 12:30 PM, following a short break after Morning Prayer.  We will meet back in the sanctuary after a light snack in the vestibule.  The meeting will end no later than 2:30.

"We Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice, and Weep with Those Who Weep" (Romans 12:15)

This week we rejoice with Judy and Paul Luca, who have again welcomed a new grandchild into the world, a true Christmas baby! Baby Lilah Rey Straz was born to their son Bryan and his wife Heather on December 16. 

We also are delighted to announce the engagement of our Sunday Verger and Freedom Trail educator, Lia Atanat to Görkem Özizmirli.  Lia first met her fiance when the two shared a cubicle as teaching assistants in Boston College's history department. Görkem is currently pursing his PhD in early Ottoman history.  Best wishes to Lia - we celebrate with you!

We also mourn this week because of two deaths in our King's Chapel family. Hallie White, her husband Alan Speight, and their son Will are mourning the death of Hallie's mother, Evelyn Bosack White, age 89, of a sudden heart attack last week in Pennsylvania
. Hallie was able to spend time with her sister in Pennsylvania last weekend. Hallie's father died in 2014. Please pray for the White-Speight family as they mourn the loss of their mother and grandmother.

We also hold in our prayers our choir member Denise Konicek, whose mother Trudie Konicek died in Minnesota last Thursday, after entering hospice care. Denise is the eldest of the ten children, many of whom were able to gather together last weekend. Denise will be our soloist on Christmas Sunday, when we will pray in thanks for the life of her mother, newly received into God's glory. Please join all of us in praying for Denise, her husband, and all of Denise's family.

In This Issue
Sunday Services
December 25
Holy Communion| 11 AM
Christmas Day
The Rev. Shawn Fiedler will Preach
  • Marie Wells, Lector
  • Denise Konicek, Soloist
  • Anne Sexton and           Paul Luca, Head Ushers
  • David Wheeler,           Amy Meyer, and                 Marie Wells,  Ushers
  • Lia Atanat, Verger
The Readings:
  • Psalm 96
  • Old Testament:        
    Isaiah 9:2-7
  • Epistle: 
    Titus 2:11-14 
  • New Testament:  
    Luke 2:1-14 
At the communion rail following the service, Marie Wells  will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.
New Year's Eve Service
December 31
Holy Communion | 5:30 PM
  • Rev. Joe Bassett will Preach
  • Carol Sentenne, Verger
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday December 27 
12:15 PM

Peter Krasinski 
plays the C.B. Fisk Organ
Improvisations on
Christmas Carols 
Piano Search

We are looking for a baby grand piano in excellent condition for the 2nd floor parlor of the Parish House. Some people have found when they try to deaccession a piano, that it can be quite difficult. So here is an easy way to do it, and with a charitable deduction as a gift to you!

Contact: Heinrich Christensen 
Stewardship Campaign Update

We are in the final week of our 2016 Stewardship Campaign and are grateful for those of you who have pledged, and given, this year - yet we still have more to do!  We have made 95% of our goal of $195,000 through pledges and gifts in hand, and have just over two weeks to meet the final goal.  A few donors have generously offered up to $8,000 as matching gifts, meaning that whatever you give during this month of December will be matched:  if you give $25 - they will match with $25!  Your $100 would become $200 to us; your $1000 would be $2,000. 

Please consider a generous gift to King's Chapel this year.  This new matching gift program gives each one of us an opportunity to participate in the celebration of this giving season with a donation that not only speaks of our joy-but also of our love, and of our deep gratitude.

You may send a donation to: King's Chapel Parish House, 64 Beacon Street, Boston, MA. 02108, attention Stewardship Campaign. 

Thank you!
From the Chancel Committee
Have you ever thought you would like to donate flowers for the Sunday Service but are unsure what one needs to do?

We would like to place flowers on the chancel table every Sunday of the year with the exception of the 6 week Lenten period.

Flowers can be donated for a variety of reasons. They can be in memory of a loved one who has died, in thanksgiving for a special occurrence, or in celebration of a new birth or anniversary. They may also be donated as living prayers and symbols for peace and hope.

Please confirm with Anne Sexton if you have a regular Sunday that you would like to continue. Anne can be reached at the following email:

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Contributing to Between Sundays

Our enewsletter is published each week on Thursday afternoon.  Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Brad at  with a written piece and/or pictures before Wednesday at noon!
Accessibility Assists

Our beautiful Georgian sanctuary designed by Peter Harrison and completed in 1754, has been lovingly maintained by the congregation since its completion. One of the box pews has been made wheel-chair accessible. Ushers are available to assist those who are wheelchair-bound to that pew.

A sound system has been installed in the sanctuary of The Chapel to amplify the sound during worship services. Hearing assistance devices are available for your use. Please see an Usher for assistance.