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As part of its mission to the community, Second Church shares its large building with a number of nonprofit and community organizations. The building is almost never quiet!

We  welcome community, arts and music organizations for rehearsals and events in our Sanctuary and in Fellowship Hall. For availability for space rentals, booking, terms and conditions, email us at


In the past year, we have hosted performances by the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Jameson Singers, and the Newton Piano SummitScouts, Alcoholics Anonymous, and Al Anon also meet at Second Church. 

To see our space in action, check out these videos from the Newton Piano Summit: the Helen Sung jazz trio and Harold Charon and his band.


The Second Church Nursery School is an integral part of Second Church. It is a nonsectarian nursery school serving all families in Newton and the surrounding communities. Toddler classes, morning preschool classes and extended afternoon sessions are offered. Children are grouped developmentally to promote their growth and to enhance their social, cognitive and motor skills. Second Church Nursery School is designed to help your child become a confident, happy and independent person! In 2014 The Second Church Nursery School was voted “Number 1 Pre-school” in Newton by the Newton Tab.


Newton Baroque is a period instrument ensemble dedicated to innovative performances of Baroque Repertoire. The musicians of Newton Baroque enjoy taking musical risks together and imbuing their performances with a spirit of improvisatory spontaneity. They are committed to calling attention to fine music that is not in the Baroque “Canon”. It has been said of the group, “They play music that is either rarely heard or well known music as it has never been heard before.” They perform regularly at Second Church in Newton, Massachusetts, for the concert series of the Society of Historically Informed Performances and live on WGBH Boston Public Radio. Their performances of concerti by Johann Pisendel was awarded the Boston Globe “Pick of the Week.” 


Play2Learn, a pediatric occupational therapy clinic, is located on the second floor of the Parish House. They provide services to children of all ages in a playful setting, with ample opportunity to move, play and learn the skills needed to succeed at home, in school, and out in the community. Through partnering with parents and caregivers, the Play2Learn team provides tools and knowledge to help families thrive. Therapists help address sensory processing difficulties and facilitate the development of motor skills, behavioral regulation, and social-emotional development.


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