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Rev. Michael Thompson, Esq. (He/Him)

Rev. Michael Thompson, Esq. (He/Him)

Deacon in Charge
About Michael
Michael is a transitional Deacon in the Episcopal Church. God willing and the people consenting, he will be ordained a priest in the Winter. (In the Episcopal Church, all priests are first ordained deacons for a
period of at least six months.)

Michael grew up in the Bronx in New York City and was raised in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He came to the Boston area for college in 2001 and never left. He is a graduate of Harvard College (A.B. 2005) and Harvard Law School (J.D. 2008). Michael is a practicing litigation attorney, and will be bi-vocational, continuing to practice law while also serving as a priest in the Episcopal Church.

Michael came to the Episcopal Church in about 2012 and fell in love with the beauty of the Episcopal Church’s liturgical tradition combined with its ethos emphasizing Scripture, tradition, and reason. Before beginning his journey toward ordained ministry, Michael served in several capacities including as a lay eucharistic minister, worship leader, Vestry member, Warden, and Clerk.

In preparation for ordained ministry, Michael received a Master of Divinity from Bexley Hall-Seabury Western Theological Seminary Federation, a low-residency, distance learning Episcopal seminary based in Chicago, Illinois. He also completed field education internships with the Outdoor Church of Cambridge and at All Saints Parish in Brookline, Massachusetts.

Michael enjoys reading, music, going for walks and hikes, cooking and baking, and spending time with his husband, Patrick, and their two cat children, Aidan and Tynan.

Rev. Michael Thompson

We are thrilled to extend a warm Saint John’s welcome to Rev. Michael Thompson, Esq.

Rev. Thompson’s presence is a blessing, and we can’t wait for you to get to know him better. To learn more about Rev. Thompson’s journey and vision for our congregation, we invite you to read his heartfelt welcome letter.

Worship Schedule


I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.
– The Gospel of John 13:34-35

Contemplative Morning Prayer

Sunday 08:00 – 08:30

A quiet, contemplative service held in the sanctuary.

Family Service + Live Stream

Sunday 10:00-11:00

Our main family service with our choir. Join us afterward for coffee hour.


What's On

Centre Street Food Pantry

Centre Street Food Pantry

Each month CSFP provides Kids Club bags to over 600 families with children. During 2023, each month St. John's will collect a specific non-perishable kid-friendly item that is not freely provided by the Greater Boston Food Bank. For September St. John's will...

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Antiracism Group

Antiracism Group

Join the members of the Antiracism Ministry for a trip to the Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford on Saturday, Sept. 23rd. Contact Becky Snow ( for more information.

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Manna Community Monday Lunch

Manna Community Monday Lunch

MANNA (Many Angels Needed Now and Always) is a ministry of and with the homeless community in downtown Boston. Through MANNA, we seek not only to welcome folks across differences of class, wealth, culture, race and mental ability, but also to empower all people to...

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