Church of the Holy Spirit was founded in 1886 through the generous efforts of Annie Lawrence Lamb. In the early years the impact of its work was local, specifically Mattapan, Milton and other parts of Boston. However, there have been many changes and influences over the years that now reflect a diverse community of our neighborhood, and our ministry has spread beyond the limits of Boston to overseas.
Our mission is to be a witness for Christ by spreading God's word, creating a family that understands His teachings, and using their talents for His glory. We accomplish our mission through our commitment to ministry, discipleship, stewardship, evangelism, fellowship and engaging in spirit filled worship experience.
Our facility is used for church services and church functions, as well as various elder programs which includes the Mattapan Center in collaboration with Ethos and Kit Clark Elder Services; Youth with a Choice Tutoring program in collaboration with Youth and Family Enrichment Services, and a site for B-Safe program which is a summer enrichment program for youth, and sponsored by the Diocese.
The expansion of our facilities under Spiritco Inc., a subsidiary of Church of the Holy Spirit, includes economic development. In collaboration with Action for Boston Community Development Corp. (ABCD), the Mattapan Center for Life (elderly housing) and the Milton Jones Center which houses the Mattapan Service Center provides anti-poverty services to the community, including the head-start program.
It is with courage and trust in God that we embark on new initiatives in the future that will allow us to further God's work for His honor and glory.