Category Archives: Religion

Wellesley’s St. James the Great church buildings slowly disappearing

If you haven’t been past the Wellesley’s St. James the Great Church and rectory site on Rte. 9, here’s the latest: The buildings have been hollowed out. The windows are no more. The only literal remnant of “St. James” we saw was on some ironwork, shown here. The church’s teardown will pave the way for new […]

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With “faith shaken,” St. Paul School parents try to set record straight on closing

As if the surprise announcement late last month of the shutdown of Wellesley’s St. Paul School wasn’t upsetting enough to parents, students, alumni and other supporters, a group of parents say they are further distressed by the manner in which the church portrayed the cause of the closing. “For many, their faith is shaken,” reads an Aug. […]

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Boston Catholic Insider blog delves into closing of St. Paul School in Wellesley

Boston Catholic Insider, a blog written by anonymous people “with close ties to the Archdiocese of Boston,” has posted the first of at least a two-part series on the closing of Wellesley’s St. Paul School. We first reported on St. Paul School closing this past Friday. In its post, Boston Catholic Insider calls the official St. […]

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            We’d been hearing rumors that St. Paul School at 502 Washington St., in Wellesley would not be opening this Fall. Unable to reach the school during its limited summer hours today, we put a few questions to St. John School in Wellesley Hills, and was redirected to the Archdiocese of Boston. […]

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It’s rummage sale season in Wellesley

After a two-year hiatus, the Wellesley Hills Congregational Church (a.k.a the Hills Church, located at 207 Washington Street) will again open it’s doors to bargain-hunters and treasure-seekers alike on Saturday, May 2 from 8a-Noon.Departments include: sporting goods, fine treasures, linens, toys, housewares, men’s, women’s and children’s apparel. The Hills Church Rummage Sale, organized by the […]

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Easter egg hunt at Wellesley Village Church cemetery

Headstones didn’t seem to scare off kids hunting for Easter eggs at the Wellesley Village Church cemetery on Sunday (YouTube vidio link).

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There’s a new rabbi in town

Wellesley College has appointed Audrey Marcus Berkman as the new Rabbi and Director of Wellesley College Hillel, beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year. The school took heat from students and the Jewish community late last year after suddenly ousting its Hillel staff. “Wellesley is committed to fostering a thriving Jewish community on campus and an inclusive […]

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Save the date: Easter egg hunt at Wellesley Hills Church on March 28

Enjoy a light breakfast, Easter egg hunt, petting zoo and other activities, including a visit by the Easter Bunny on March 28 from 9-11am at Wellesley Hills Congregational Church. RSVP to [email protected] by Tuesday March 24, with # of adults and kids Suggested donation: $5 per person or $20 per family

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