Here, you will find an overview of the life,
works and historical context of Rev. John White, Rector of Holy
Trinity and St. Peter's, Patriarch of Dorchester, and Founder of
Massachusetts. We hope you enjoy them.
These web pages were constructed as part of
'John White 400', a series of events commemorating the 400th
anniversary of the appointment of Rev. John White as Rector of Holy
Trinity and St. Peter's churches, Dorchester, Dorset.
Details of John White 400
events can be found in the John White 400
calendar. Whether a visitor or resident, you
will be very welcome at any of the events.
You can find
- John White's life
- John White and Dorchester
- John White's Christian faith
- Religion and politics in John White's
- The American connection
- John White in Context: a historical
by following the links at the top of the
page. These links are repeated on each page of the
website. This is the Home Page
There are also :
- Bibliography - links and further
- The Legacy of John White- Christians
and social care - local projects 400 years after Rev.
Please note that historical information on these web pages is
taken from secondary and tertiary sources. It is your responsibility
to check that the information is correct before using it. Dates are
given in the old (Julian) calendar except that the start of the year
is taken to be January.
We are grateful to the Dorchester MA Historical Society, and to
the First Church in Windsor CT for providing pictures for these
pages, and to Superdrug, Dorchester UK for facilitating the
photography of the doorway of John White's Rectory.