St. Mary's House
The St Mary's House is an intentional community in Dorchester dedicated to affordable, sustainable, faith-rooted living. We are affiliated with a partner church, St. Mary’s (a historically Black Episcopal congregation in Upham's Corner) and therefore many of our spiritual practices are rooted in but not limited to the Christian tradition. Our house is queer-affirming, diverse, and striving to be anti-racist.
Living at the St Mary's House means more than just having roommates - we seek personal growth by deepening our relationships with each other and committing to the rhythms of community. We regularly share meals, prayer and other spiritual practices, and host events for St. Mary’s Church.
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.
Joining our community is a process of mutual discernment, and takes longer than a regular roommate search. Our FAQ page has some more detailed information about the logistics of the house, and of our application process.