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The Church of the Advent was founded in 1844 by a handful of wealthy Beacon Hill families who wanted to establish a church where their servants could afford to worship. The church prides itself as being the first in Boston not to require its members to pay to rent out pews -- an average cost of $20,000 a year per family in today's dollars. In a $3 million-renovation in 2007 the church's exterior was scrubbed down for the first time in its history with immaculate results. Rev. Allan B. Warren III, a deacon and three assistant reverends lead masses and morning prayers at the church every day of the week. Sunday mass is celebrated three times at 8am, 9am and 11:15am. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mass is celebrated at 12:15pm; on Wednesdays at 6pm and on Saturdays at 9am.
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