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!


Book about FPC

Tales from Beverly’s Attic – A Celebration of the first 350 Years of the First Parish and Church in Beverly Mass 1667-2017″

by Charles Wainwright


“Tales from Beverly’s Attic” examines First Parish Church history from John Hale’s conservative Puritan Church of 1667 to the present. Includes historical narratives, early Church records, and contemporary accounts of ministers and members.

Proceeds from sale of the book go toward the 350th anniversary celebration of FPC. Book available at: Cabot Street Books and Cards.  Or at:  Create Space

Wayside Quotes

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The further society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.
- George Orwell


  • "How to Spot an Incompetent Prophet"

    Sun Oct 22, 2017

    This service will be the first of a three-part series on science fiction author and futurist Arthur C. Clarke’s “Three Laws.”  Join us to reflect on why predictions about the possible often succeed, while forecasting what is impossible usually fails.



  • "Friendly Ghosts"

    Sun Oct 29, 2017

    Our annual service for the remembrance of the dead falls on the last Sunday in October this year. All are invited to bring a photograph or other token of loved ones who have passed from life and whom you wish to honor. These mementos will be arranged on the altar prior to the service. Please join us to remember and celebrate the dear ones who live on in our hearts


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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