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Saint Mary's House


Our Community

The St Mary's House is an intentional community in Dorchester dedicated to affordable, sustainable, faith-rooted living. Our house is queer and queer-affirming, diverse, and striving to be anti-racist. Our spiritual practices are rooted in but not limited to the Christian tradition. We live in a 6 bedroom house in the historic Meeting House Hill neighborhood of Dorchester, steps from Ronan Park

Our Parish

We are affiliated with St. Mary's Church, a historically Black Episcopal congregation in nearby Upham's Corner. St. Mary’s is an inner city parish committed to the spiritual growth of its members, to serving the hungry, and providing a safe and enriching place for children and youth. We embrace the diversity of our members and our neighborhood; young and old, black and white, gay and straight, poor and professional, as we share in worship, fellowship, and service to others.

Fun at church
Hanging out
Prayer and song
Creche Board on retreat
The House
Christmas Brunch

Our Network

We are a part of Creche, a non-profit network of intentional communities in the Boston area. All Creche houses share the infrastructure, support, and common mission of Creche, while living into their own unique community identities and neighborhoods. Our house is the first house that Creche owns, rather than renting. We take pride in the stability that offers as well as the stewardship this requires.

Joining St. Mary's House

Joining our community is a process of mutual discernment between a prospective resident and the current house. If you're interested in joining the house, contact Isaac Everett, Executive Director of Creche, to inquire about vacancies and to schedule an informational meeting:

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