Vision and Community

The Mission and Vision Statements of common cathedral and Ecclesia Ministries, ecumenical ministries serving the homeless in Boston, Massachusetts.

Vision Statement

common cathedral is an outdoor congregation, housed and un-housed, sharing God’s love through community, pastoral care, creative expression, and worship on Boston Common. We are non-proselytizing and ecumenical. We welcome and support all people.


To remind chronically un–housed adults in downtown Boston of who they are — children of God, loved by God, worthy in the eyes of God;

To form supportive spiritual community with chronically un–housed adults in downtown Boston, with those moving off the streets into housing, and between housed and un-housed people;

To advocate for and with un-housed people toward ending the condition of homelessness in Boston and the Commonwealth.