Directions and Parking


First Church Jamaica Plain has a wheelchair accessible entrance on the Eliot St side of the building. Streetside parking is generally available near the Church.  No resident sticker is required, but please obey all posted restrictions.  A City of Boston parking lot is one block away, behind the buildings on the 700 block of Centre Street (odd-numbered side), and accessible from Burroughs Street or Thomas Street.(Soldiers’ Monument and First Church.  Image from Jamaica Plain Historical Society.)

First Church is located at 6 Eliot St. in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, across from the Soldiers’ Monument at the corner of Centre Street and South Street.  Click here to see the location of First Church on Google Maps, where you can also generate directions.

Directions (Public Transportation)

Orange Line T:  Take the Orange Line subway to Green Street.  Walk northwest 0.4 miles on Green Street to Centre Street and turn left.  Follow Centre Street 0.3 miles to the Monument.  (Alternatively, take the #48 Bus).

Green Line T:  Take the Green Line ‘E’ trolley to Heath Street.  Take the #39 Bus outbound to the Monument.

#38 Bus:  Provides service to the Monument from West Roxbury and Roslindale Village.

#39 Bus:  Provides outbound service to the Monument from the Back Bay Orange Line T stop, Huntington Avenue, and South Huntington Avenue, and inbound service to the Monument from the Forest Hills Orange Line T and Commuter Rail stops.

#48 Bus: Loop service in Jamaica Plain from Amory Street and the Jackson Square, Stony Brook, and Green Street Orange Line T stops.

Directions (By Car)

From the Fenway or Longwood Hospital Area:  Take Brookline Avenue west to the Riverway.  Continue from the Riverway onto the Jamaicaway.  Turn left at Pond Street and drive 0.2 miles to Centre Street.  Turn right on Centre Street and drive 0.4 miles to the Monument.

From Brookline:  Take Longwood Avenue to the Riverway and continue as above.

From Cambridge:  Take the Boston University Bridge, cross Commonwealth Avenue, and bear left on Mountfort Street.  Turn right on Park Drive.  Turn right on Brookline Avenue and continue as above.

From West Roxbury:  Take Centre Street through the Jamaicaway rotary to the Monument.