Welcome, Rejoice & Come In

Welcome to First Parish Church! Whether  a guest, friend or member, you are warmly invited to step into our freshly-painted historic building in the center of Beverly. You will find a congregation rejoicing in a diversity of personal spiritual journeys, an outstanding music program, and a nurturing environment for all lifestyles. We seek to lift each others’ spirits through a strong sense of community, caring fellowship, rich educational opportunities for all ages, as well as service outreach.  Come and see what First Parish has to offer. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday!


The Shared Pulpit

April 28, 2015 (Tues) 7:00 pm

The Shared Pulpit is a course (led by Rev. Kelly) based on a text by Rev. Erica Hewitt. Participants explore their own stories and theologies and develop the sermon that is waiting inside them. Every person, every life, has at least one great sermon to share. Contact Rev. Kelly if you are interested. Classes will be held on 8 consecutive Tuesday evenings (April 28 to June 16).


Wayside Quotes

Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
- Doug Larson

Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.
- Ralph Nader

Keep close to Nature’s heart - break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
- John James Audubon


  • "Earth Day"

    Sun Apr 19, 2015

    Special Time and Location In early observance of Earth Day (April 22) we will gather for worship with our neighbors the First Universalist Society of Salem. And we will do it in their congregational home at 211 Bridge St., in Salem, and at their regular worship time: 10:30am. Please join us as we share together in an hour of worship and celebration!

  • Guest Preacher: Ron Sweet

    Sun Apr 26, 2015

We invite you to consider using our space

for meetings, lectures, musical performances, weddings, memorials and other occasions. Our sanctuary space with its outstanding accoustics, accommodating 300 comfortably, is especially well suited for music. The first floor is accessible with a ramp leading to the rear entrance and a restroom adjacent to it.
Downstairs, Hale Hall is an excellent place for coffee-house style music, lectures, workshops, showers and other receptions. There are tables and chairs, with comfortable seating in the 60-100 person range, movable partitions a full kitchen and restrooms.
Combined Rental Rules and Application
Wedding Letter, Fees & Application


First Parish Church

225 Cabot St

Beverly, MA 01915


Office Hours: T-F, 9-1

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