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The Oldest Christian Spiritualist Church in the World

Celebrating 127 Years of Continuous Service

June 28, 1883 to June 28, 2010

While we are in the process of selling our Brookline property, Sunday worship services are discontinued. Online services and Healing Vigil will remain active and under the direction of Rev. Stephen Fulton.

All contact information should be directed to Rev. Stephen Fulton.

The First Spiritual Temple is an independent Christian Spiritualist Church, founded by Marcellus Seth Ayer on June 28, 1883.

Spiritualism is the process whereby all religions came into being -- as a result of communication with God and God's Kingdom of Spirit. Our fundamental doctrine states that God is Spirit, we are Spirit, our departed loved ones are Spirit, our "enemies" are Spirit; and that is how we are all connected.

Our Spiritualism is both universal and ancient. We seek to understand the many and varied aspects of Spiritualism which have existed upon our planet from the moment we stepped into physical form. We are Christian Spiritualists in that we look to the Master Jesus as a most profound example of Spirit alive in the world. We embrace his teachings and accept his challenge to do even greater things than he. 

Marcellus Ayer founded our Church in order to address the growing needs of people to understand God, Spirit, Spiritualism, death and dying, Jesus Christ, and the Bible in a more practical and working manner. He stood firmly upon the highest ethics and standards of excellence in working with Spirit. We proudly carry that banner today.

As part of our ministry, the First Spiritual Temple hosts the Ayer Institute, a teaching body dedicated to the study, demonstration and advancement of Spirit communication, healing, and the journey of the soul. We have a 5,000 volume library devoted to Spiritualism, Mediumship, Parapsychology, and a variety of religious thought.

We hope that you will find the information within these pages helpful and inspiring. More importantly, we hope that these pages touch your heart, your Spirit, and your hope! We are all Spirit, and that is how we are all connected.

We are a small church which depends upon the generosity of our members and friends for financial support. We encourage visitors of our web site to help support our work and ministry by making a  tax-deductible donation to the First Spiritual Temple. Thank you and God bless.

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First Spiritual Temple
The Ayer Institute
16 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446-5605 USA
Telephone 617-566-7639

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