The Oldest Christian
Spiritualist Church in the World
Celebrating 127 Years of Continuous
June 28, 1883 to June 28,
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
contact information should be directed to
Rev. Stephen Fulton.
First Spiritual Temple is an independent Christian Spiritualist
Church, founded by Marcellus Seth Ayer on June 28, 1883.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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Reproduction or reuse of any pages without written permission is strictly prohibited.
First Spiritual Temple
The Ayer Institute
16 Monmouth Street, Brookline, MA, 02446-5605 USA
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October 1, 1996.