Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church
(Official page linked above)

Sunday Mass: 11:30 am
Our location: St Lawrence Church in Chestnut Hill
Adjacent to 774 Boylston Street; Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467
Detailed directions below the two photos,
followed by public transit schedules.

GPS Navigation to the parking lot: 30 Reservoir Road, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Note: This resource is not an official page for St Gregory the Great Church.

Saint Gregory the Great Catholic Church (a community of the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Saint Peter, a non-geographic Catholic diocese covering the entire USA and Canada) and The Congregation of St Athanasius (a Pastoral Provision community of the Archdiocese of Boston) have become a "blended" parish, retaining our identities but moving forward in common service and mission.

Our two Roman Catholic communities worship together using the Divine Worship Missal Liturgy in beautiful Elizabethan English. Hymns are chosen primarily from "The Hymnal 1940" supplemented by occasional selections from "The New English Hymnal" and other sources of traditional hymns.


Saint Lawrence Church, Chestnut Hill

Photo taken at St Lawrence Church on Easter Sunday, 2016

Local area map

More maps below.


Driving Directions

Saint Lawrence Church is adjacent to 774 Boylston Street (Route 9), Chestnut Hill 02467, near the Newton/Brookline town line.
GPS Navigation to the parking lot: 30 Reservoir Road; Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

For people who live to the south, west, or northwest of Burlington, I recommend Route 128 to Route 9.

Coming from Route 128, take Exit 20A for Route 9 East. After 4.7 miles, turn right onto Reservoir Rd to reach the small but adequate parking lot behind the church. If you miss Reservoir Rd and pass the church on your right, the next street after the church is Heath Street (on the right), opposite Chestnut Hill Ave (on the left). A right onto Heath St brings you around to Reservoir Rd and to the parking lot in the back of the church.

For those who live east of Burlington, closer to I-93 or Route 1, and those in the inner suburbs (Arlington, Winchester, etc.), I recommend coming straight into Boston and taking Storrow Drive.

Follow Storrow Drive to the Kenmore/Fenway exit.

Follow Fenway signs up over the Charlesgate flyover.

On the flyover, keep RIGHT and follow signs for Boylston Street OUTBOUND. The Boston portion of Boylston Street ENDS at Brookline Ave and Park Drive, where you have two choices:

  1. Continue slight left onto Brookline Ave and drive past the hospitals in the Longwood area (lots of traffic lights) to Route 9.

    or, for fewer traffic lights

  2. turn right onto Park Drive, then curve left onto the Riverway. Exit the Riverway at either Brookline Ave or River Street to Route 9.
In either case, you will then take Route 9 outbound for 1.5 miles. Route 9 is in the process of a name change from Huntington Avenue to Washington Street when you first get on it at Brookline Ave or River St but changes names again to Boylston St (not the same Boylston Street as in Boston) in a few blocks.

After the Brookline Reservoir (on your left) turn left onto Heath Street (the name of the street to the left) at Chestnut Hill Ave (the name of the street to the right) to come around behind the church and turn right onto Reservoir Rd and into the church parking lot.


Public Transit

The church is easily reached by public transit.
  • The #60 bus from Kenmore Square and Brookline Village to Chestnut Hill Mall stops directly opposite the church at a controlled crosswalk. The outbound stop is Boylston St @ Timon Ave, the first stop after Boylston St @ Chestnut Hill Ave. Inbound, the stop is at the church (you can see it in the picture at the top of this page), and is named "Opp 763 Boylston St".
  • The fastest transfer point is the Brookline Village station on the D Branch of the Green Line.
  • Transfer is also possible from the B, C, and D branches of the Green Line at Kenmore station.
  • The Reservoir stop on the D Branch of the Green Line is a 17 minute walk (0.8 miles). An Uber car from this location will cost about $5.75.
For full schedules and to verify current schedules for a specific day, click on the Weekday/Sunday headings below.
Outbound bus directly to Saint Lawrence Church
Stop Weekday Evenings   Sunday Morning
Time Time Time Time
Kenmore Square
Green Line, B, C, or D branch
6:22 pm 6:50 pm 10:00 am 11:00 am
Brookline Village
Green Line D Branch
Bus: Pearl St @ Brookline Ave
6:34 pm 7:01 pm 10:08 am 11:08 am
St Lawrence Church
Bus: Boylston @ Timon
6:44 pm 7:10 pm 10:15 am 11:15 am
Inbound bus directly from Saint Lawrence Church
Stop Weekday Evenings   Sunday Afternoon
Time Time Time Time
St Lawrence Church
Bus: Opp 763 Boylston St
9:21 pm 10:22 pm 1:57 pm 3:08 pm
Brookline Village
Green Line D Branch
Bus: Washington St @ Walnut
9:28 pm 10:28 pm 2:03 pm 3:15 pm
Kenmore Square
Green Line, B, C, or D branch
9:40 pm 10:37 pm 2:13 pm 3:25 pm
Bus schedule last updated 29 Sep 2016


Trivia about our address

Why have I said "adjacent to 774"?

774 Boylston St is the Redemptoris Mater Seminary. While the Town of Brookline places the church at 770 on the Brookline Assessor's map and tax roll, 770 is not a valid postal delivery address. The St Lawrence church office was at 774 until it moved to St Mary of the Assumption Parish when those two parishes were combined in 2005.

Putting 770 instead of 774 Boylston St into a GPS system is likely to send you into the Boston Back Bay even if you ask for Chestnut Hill.
Please use 30 Reservoir Road, Chestnut Hill 02467 for navigation to the parking lot in the back of the church.


General Area Map

Metro Area Map


Saint Gregory the Great, pray for us.
Saint Athanasius, pray for us.
Saint Lawrence, pray for us.
Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, have mercy upon us.