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CBC is located at 459 Putnam Avenue, which is the corner of Magazine Street and Putnam Avenue in the “Cambridgeport” area of Cambridge. CBC is easy to reach by car, on foot or by public transportation.
We are also within easy walking distance of several nearby schools in the area. Please refer to the directions below or go to the MBTA website to plan the route most convenient for you.
Starting at the intersection of Massachusetts Ave., Magazine St., River St., Western Ave., and Prospect St. in Cambridge; walk down Magazine St. towards the Charles River (away from the Starbucks). After approximately 10 minutes you will reach Putnam Avenue. You will see a stop light at this intersection. The church is a red brick building right on the corner.
Take the #47 MBTA bus from Central Square. The bus stops at the corner of Putnam and Magazine, across the street from the church.
From the east campus side: go to Central Square (either walk, take the Redline train for one stop, or take the #1 Mass Ave. bus) and follow the directions from the Central Square tab on the left. Coming from MIT on Mass Ave., you would turn left on Magazine St. at Central Square.
From the west campus side: Walk down Amherst Alley towards Next House and Tang. Follow Amherst as it curves right at Tang, and until it ends. Cross the street (Vassar), a little to the left you will see a pedestrian railroad crossing, cross the railroad tracks. Turn left after you cross the tracks, Walk for 1/2 a block. The first street perpendicular to the tracks is Putnam Ave. Make a right on Putnam, walk about 4 blocks until Magazine St. The church is on the left side at this corner.
Go to Central Square (either walk, take the Redline train for one stop, or take the #1 Mass Ave. bus) and follow the directions from the Central Square tab on the left. Coming from Harvard on Mass Ave., you would turn right on Magazine St. at Central Square.
As you’re coming down Mass Ave. from Harvard, halfway to Central Square you will see Putnam Ave. Make a right on Putnam, and follow it for about a 10 minute walk to Magazine St. The church is on the right side at this corner.
Take the BU bridge across the Charles River. After you cross, walk straight ahead on Brookline St. for about 3 blocks. Turn left at Putnam Ave. Walk about 2 blocks to Magazine St. The church is on the left side at this corner.
Take the #47 MBTA bus from Commonwealth Ave & University Rd. (between BU Central and BU West Green Line stops). The bus stops at the corner of Putnam and Brookline, 2 blocks from the church.