Humanities Event

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018 6:30 PM8:00 PM
The Vicar of the Old North Church has two occupations: spiritual leader of a North End congregation and director of one of the most famous historical sites in the nation. Have you ever thought about the occupational hazards involved in leading two distinct, but intertwined institutions? The Rev. Stephen Ayres is both the vicar of the Old North Church and the Executive Director of the Old North Foundation. Vicar Ayres has led thousands of worship services, preached over one thousand sermons, married nearly a hundred couples, baptized over a hundred babies, and presided over dozens of funerals. At the same time, he has helped transform the Old North Church from a brief stop on the Freedom Trail into a respected and professional historic site that teaches history and civic values to hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.