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!


Handel’s Messiah

Dec 19, 2016 (Mon)   8:00-9:00 pm
Combined Beverly church choirs and guest singers under the Direction of Robert Littlefield and Frederick MacArthur. Admission free.

FPC Church Fair

Nov 19, 2016 (Sat) 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
First Parish holds a Holiday Fair the weekend before Thanksgiving. A fun Beverly event, free parking, combined church raffle that will benefit Family Promise.

Wayside Quotes

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

- Dwight D. Eisenhower

God dislikes evil, and no happiness can be built on hate. Love one another as brothers.

- Josephine Baker


  • "Why Black Lives Matter"

    Sun Jan 22, 2017

    In this service, Rev. Kelly will explore the racial justice history of First Parish and the questions that the current state of our world place before us.


  • "In Reverent Silence"

    Sun Jan 29, 2017

    The fifth in a series of services exploring the elements of our worship and why we join in them each week, Rev. Kelly will explore the deeper meaning behind our congregation’s practice of sharing silence together.




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: Mon 8:00 - 11:00 am & Tue-Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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