Tending to God’s Garden


IMG_0336The Wolcott Cutler Memorial Garden behind St. John’s Church is a jewel in the midst of the neighborhood, a welcoming space for meditation, prayer, and refreshment. It is also the location of our 8 o’clock serve in the summer.  We are getting ready! Branches and brush are being cleared, with helpers large and small. God’s garden will welcome all this spring and summer.


Thank you, Gardeners!

Our Garden Group gathered on Saturday, May 2, and prepared the Cutler Memorial Garden for the spring and summer to come. Pruning, raking, sweeping – thank you to all who put in time and love to remove the ravages of the winter storm. Even some neighbors join in with the effort. Steve Spinetto and Jake Sterling provided a hearty breakfast to get things started, and we thank them for serving us with love.  Do take a walk back to this wonderful sanctuary in the midst of Charlestown. Sunday morning services at 8 am will begin again in the Garden, weather permitting.

We’ll Make our Garden Grow – Saturday May 2

For lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come,IMG_0448
and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.

                The Song of Solomon  2:11,12

Well actually, the snow is over and gone. But come make the Cutler Memorial Garden the exquisite jewel that it is by pitching in at  a cleanup day on Saturday May 2.  Breakfast will be served at 8 am, and you can come then or anytime later in the morning to help the Garden Group clean up from the winter storms. Breakfast will be by donation – and you can also come just for that! But we would love to see you for any or all of the morning.

A Green Coffee Hour and Coming Soon, A Green Garden!

Delectable Treats at Coffee Hour

Delectable Treats at Coffee Hour

The St. John ‘s Garden Group was delighted to host the coffee hour on Sunday, March 15. We enjoyed the theme of St. Patrick’s day with items available for purchase, including lollipops, shamrock plants, and shamrock Irish soda bread. We are delighted that we raised $170.00 to be used to maintain the Wolcott Memorial Garden that we love so much. Thank you for your support and for the assistance of Paul Newell, master baker!

We have decided on Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 pm for a light supper planning meeting at the apartment of Maureen Lavely, 20 Devens Street, Apt. 505 (right across the street from the church). At this meeting we will discuss our goals for the season, including trellis selections to block the new furnace piping, which project into the garden, and other important needs of our wonderful garden. ALL ARE WELCOME. If you are interested in joining us at this meeting, kindly let Maureen know at mglavely@verizon.net.

Sidewalk Sale is Coming

The Garden Group and Episcopal Church Women (ECW) of St. John’s announce our combined annual SIDEWALK SALE.  It will be help on Saturday, May 31st from 10am to 2:00pm rain or shine.

Please save the date and be part of the event.  We welcome the treasures you are no longer needing and hope you will find something that you can’t live without!!!  The prices are fair and all proceeds put to good use.  More details closer to the date!!!

Christmas Wreaths and Greens Arrive

The wreaths and other Christmas greens from the Garden Committee’s Sale will be here on Wednesday, December 4th. Items will be ready for pickup between 4 & 7pm on Wednesday and Thursday.  Evening pickup is preferable.  Please come to the front doors of the church building to pick up your order. If this is not possible, the items will be available for pickup on Sunday, as will any “extra” items still available for purchase.  Payment can be by cash or check. Thank you!