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From the Minister

Henry Caner was the final  Anglican minister at  King's Chapel.  Caner was a loyal subject of the English Crown and often preached about the virtues and values of the Monarchy.  During his time here, Rev. Caner  oversaw the building of our current stone chapel.  When the British evacuated Boston in March of 1776, King's Chapel was closed and Caner fled to Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

On Sunday we will hear a sermon Caner preached at King's Chapel after the death of HM King George II. He sings the praises of the late monarch and speaks to the boiling political tensions in the colony as revolution lurks! 

We will also celebrate Holy Communion as it would have been celebrated at the time of our founding--Holy Trinity and all! 

Join us as we revisit our unique and venerable past. 

Upcoming Events...

Help Welcomed for a Short Notice Community Action Committee (CAC) Event! Making Sandwiches for Common Cathedral | August 14th | 9 AM

Common Cathedral is our partner outdoor church ministry that serves the homeless community of Boston. They have an unexpected open opportunity to help serve their community Lunch on August 14th. common cathedral worships on the Boston Common each Sunday, providing lunch to the homeless community after the service. King's Chapel will be making and serving approximately 150 sandwiches, snacks and drinks for June 26.

If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry,  please contact Jim Carroll 
at, or Judy Luca at
Historic Sermons Series 
Delivered each Sunday in August, 2016

Our history will be made alive as King's Chapel reads aloud past sermons preached from our historic pulpit!

Come hear how British Boston mourned the death of King George II and how we struggled to live into our new fledgling democracy when the nation was in its infancy. Listen as we explore how the nation tried to make sense of the assassination of President Lincoln or how each of us could follow the good example of Boston native Charles Sumner.

These are sermons that captured and reflected upon key moments in our nation's history. Join us as we step back in time and hear again the sermons that defined a nation!

August 7
Holy Communion 
(1662 Liturgy) 11 AM
"A Sermon upon the Occassion of the Death of Our 
Late Most Gracious Sovereign King George II"
The Reverend Henry Caner
January 1, 1761
Read by Rev. Shawn Fielder, with Carol Kemp assisting
August 14
Morning Prayer 11 AM
"A Sermon on American Independence, Political Discourse and Unity"
The Reverend James Freeman
July 4, 1796
Read by Marie Wells, with Miguel Gomez-Ibanez assisting
August 21
Morning Prayer 11 AM
"A Sermon on the Death of President Abraham Lincoln"
The Reverend Henry Foote
April 19, 1865
Read by Todd Lee, with Karen Dalton assisting
August 28
Morning Prayer 11 AM
"A Sermon in Memory of Charles Sumner"
The Reverend Henry Foote
March 22, 1874
Read by Pat Bass
Summer Barbecue |  August 16  |  6 PM

Following our tradition, please plan to join us for an informal barbecue in the beautiful garden behind the Parsonage and Parish House.  This is a time of fun and fellowship, a chance to connect with old friends and meet new ones. Our final summer barbeque will be held Tuesday, August 16.

The main course and drinks will be provided, but we'd love you to bring a side dish or dessert. If it rains, we'll eat indoors.

To RSVP, contact Gretchen Horton,
Parish Administrator,, 617-227- 2155 x 108. We hope you can join us!
From the Freedom Trail Program

As we enter the final month of summer, we can begin to reflect on our successes so far this season. In July alone, typically our busiest month of the year, the Freedom Trail Visitors Program welcomed a whopping 57,530 people to the historic chapel! Since the Program opened full time for the summer at the start of May, 127,405 visitors have come inside to discover what makes King's Chapel so special. Let's see what August brings! The Freedom Trail Program will remain open to the public seven days a week through the end of October. 

News from the Parish House...

No Wednesday Evening Services or Morning Light in August

During the month of August, we will give our worship spaces time to rest and recover from a wonderful year of worship and music together. There will be no Wednesday 6PM or Sunday 9AM (Morning Light) services throughout the month of August. All are invited to Morning Prayer on Sundays at  11 A.M.

Our regular worship schedule will resume in September. 
Staff Comings and Goings in August

During the month of August, all of your parish house staff will be coming and going, taking a week of vacation here, or an extended weekend there. 

Senior Minister Joy Fallon will be with extended family at Chautauqua, NY from
August 4-11. 

Assistant Minister Shawn Fiedler will be unavailable the last week in  August (Aug. 29-Sept. 3). 

Parish Administrator Gretchen Horton will be out of the  office during August 15-19, and partial days at other times.

So that you can always reach us in any emergency, Administrative Assistant Brad
Werner will be at the front desk of the Parish House every day this month, Monday-Friday, from 9-1. He will always know how to reach us in any emergency. We've got you covered!

Many blessings to all for a restful and restorative August.

- Joy
"We Rejoice with Those Who Rejoice, and Weep with Those Who Weep" (Romans 12:15)
We mourn with Jessica and Christopher Schmidt, and their two daughters, Alicia (Ali) and Julianne (Julie), on the death last week of Jessica's mother, Patricia Allan. Jessica joined King's Chapel in 2015, Ali was a member of our Coming of Age class this year, and Julie has volunteered as a helper in our nursery. The funeral service for Jessica's mother is Thursday this week in Nashua, NH. More information can be obtained at http://www.anctil d-allan/

Please hold this entire family in your prayers; they have lost a mother, mother-in-law and grandmother.

We rejoice with Ray Hardin that he continues to improve after his spinal surgery. Ray is at home and can be reached via email at

More good news: Sam Perry is well enough to return to work after his surgery. We give thanks!

Leo Johnson and his wife Dorothy have been able to move completely back in to their apartment, which recently sustained extensive water damage during a fire in an adjoining apartment. It's good to be settled again! They continue to await news about Leo's upcoming heart surgery, which is not yet scheduled. Leo and Dorothy are grateful for our ongoing prayers and support. Their current home number in Dedham is 781-471- 7997.

In This Issue
Sunday, August 7 | 11 AM

Morning Prayer
The Rev. Shawn Fiedler, Preacher
  • Carson Cooman, Guest Organist
  • Carol Kemp, Lay Reader
  • Thomas Gregg, Soloist
  • Anne Sexton &             Paul Luca, Head Ushers
  • Cliff Allen &               Cathy Price, Ushers
  • Anne Sexton, Vergers
The Readings:
  • Epistle Lesson: Revalation 7: 9-17
  • Gospel Lesson:   Matthew 22: 15-22
The flowers on the communion table are given in loving memory of grandmothers by a granddaughter.

At the communion rail following the service, Bill Kuttner  will greet those interested in learning more about King's Chapel.

After the service, all are invited to Punch on the Bricks,  hosted by Cathy Price and friends of the Hospitality Committee.
From the Bench
By Heinrich Christensen

For our historical communion service, guest organist Carson Cooman and soloist Thomas Gregg have selected periodically appropriate Trinitarian music by Henry Lawes, John Bull, and Thomas Tomkins. Dr. Gregg has even fashioned a special Mass for the occasion, using Lawes' music for a Kyrie, Sanctus, and Angus Dei, needless to say in the King's English so as to avoid all specters of the papacy.
Tuesday Recital
Tuesday August 9,  12:15 PM

Hermann Hudde, guitar
Works by Brouwer, Turnina,     & Rodriguez
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?

Flowers are placed 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 an 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:
Sign up for Hospitality
Stewardship Campaign

We are thankful to all of our members and friends who continue to support us in our annual Stewardship Campaign. This week we want to thank:

Sam Perry
Susan Playfair  

for their generous gifts. We have reached 85% of our goal of $195,000 and need your continued support to make 100%.  Please consider a pledge to help us grow

Need a pledge form? Contact 
for a form! Thank you!

Interested in Membership?
Contributing to Between Sundays

Want something in Between Sundays? Feel free to email Brad at  with a written piece and/or pictures before Tuesday 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.