DIRECTIONS TO ST. JOHN'S
St. John's Church
1 Roanoke Ave.
Jamaica Plain, MA
St. John's Church is located on the corner of Revere Street and Roanoke Avenue in Jamaica Plain. There is free parking curbside adjacent to St. John's on Revere Street and one side of Roanoke Ave. There is also free parking in the JP Public Parking Lot off Burroughs Street.
For public transportation, St. John's is a five-minute walk from the Green Street station on the Orange Line, as well as the #39 bus stop on Centre Street.
From the main part of JP Center on Centre Street you can get to the Church using either the Seaverns/Alveston/Revere Street approach, or the Harris/Roanoke Ave. approach (click on the map above to have a visual for the directions that follow).
For the first route, look for City Feed and the Purple Cactus on Centre, and head east on Seaverns from there. Two blocks ahead the road forks; take the right fork (Alveston Street) up the hill. Take the first left onto Revere Street. St. John's is at the end of the block on the right.
For the second route (Harris Ave.), look for Harris off of Centre Street just to the left of JP Seafood. Then head up the hill till it runs into Alveston Street, and continue on Roanoke. The church will be on your left as you start going down hill.
By MBTA: Orange Line
Take the Orange Line to Green Street Station. Exit the subway station and walk up Green Street, keeping the park to your right. At the traffic light at the intersection of Green and Elm Streets, turn left and walk along Elm Street up Sumner Hill, passing the red brick Central Congregational Church on your right. St. John's brown puddingstone Gothic revival buildings are at the top of the hill in front of you. Click here for MBTA subway information.
By MBTA: #39 Bus
Inbound from Forest Hills: Take the bus to the stop at Centre Street and Seaverns Avenue. Walk east on Seaverns Avenue (between City Feed and the Purple Cactus). Two blocks ahead the road forks; take the right fork (Alveston Street) up the hill. Take the first left onto Revere Street. St. John's is at the end of the block on the right. Click here for MBTA bus information.
Outbound from Copley Square: Take the bus to the stop at Centre and Green Streets. Walk two blocks south (same direction as the bus travels) and turn left at Seaverns Avenue (between City Feed and the Purple Cactus). Two blocks ahead the road forks; take the right fork (Alveston Street) up the hill. Take the first left onto Revere Street. St. John's is at the end of the block on the right. Click here for MBTA bus information.
A Note on GPS and Mapping: BEWARE! Both Roanoke Avenue and Revere Street are one-way in the same direction, and if you use the church address, One Roanoke Avenue, your GPS or mapping application (e.g., Google Maps, Mapquest) will take you to the intersection below the church, and you will not be able to turn into either Roanoke Avenue or Revere Street. Instead, use the address 7 Revere Street, which will direct you to the section of Revere Street that the Church is on. Step-by-step instructions are also included below.
From Boston: Take the Jamaicaway (Route 1) from Longwood Circle towards JP. At the JP Pond Boathouse (on the right), turn left onto Pond Street (Pond Street is the 4th traffic light after entering the Jamaicaway at Longwood Circle). At the end of Pond Street, turn right onto Centre Street, and go three blocks to Seaverns Avenue (between City Feed and the Purple Cactus). Turn left on Seaverns and, at the fork in the road, bear right onto Alveston Street, and then take the first left onto Revere Street. The church is at the end of the block on the right.
From West of Boston: Take Route 9 in the direction of Brookline/Boston. Take the exit for the Jamaicaway (South) and follow the directions above.
From South of Boston: Take the Southeast Expressway (I-93 North) to Exit 11 (Granite Avenue, Route 203). Turn left onto Gallivan Blvd/Rte. 203, and follow the signs for Rte. 203 for 3.5 miles to N Shea Circle (203 is Gallivan Blvd. and then becomes Morton Street just before Blue Hill Avenue). At Shea Circle (Franklin Park is on your right), take the third exit out of the rotary onto the access road (Arborway) beside the Monsignor William J. Casey Hwy overpass. The first light is Washington Street and the Forest Hills MBTA station is to your left beyond the overpass. Go across Washington past the pedestrian crosswalk light to the light at South Street and turn right. Follow South for 0.6 miles to the monument, and bear right onto Centre Street (First Church is on your left and the Loring-Greenough House is on your right). The first right turn past the Loring-Greenough House is Greenough Street (If you go past the Dunkin' Donuts, you've missed Greenough Street!). Go 0.1 mile on Greenough to Alveston Street and turn left. Go just a few hundred feet and take the first right onto Roanoke Avenue or a little further and take the second right onto Revere Street. The church between these streets, and there is parking on both by the church.