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!


Happy New Year!

Here’s to 2016!

Wayside Quotes

New Year, the time of year when the end of a new beginning draws near.

- child's rhyme

Tis the season of the year when 2015 changes its gear.

- Ian Carlin

May we hear the melody of Life and find ourselves singing harmony.

- Joseph Cleveland, UU minister


  • “Where Did God Go?”

    Sun Feb 7, 2016

    Is a good question, since our religious heritage was built upon our definition of God’s love and interaction with humankind. This sermon will explore where God went, how she/he got there and why!   Guest Preacher:  Rev. Holly Baylies


  • "Standing on the Side of Love"

    Sun Feb 14, 2016

    Art Thompson, Guest Preacher.  Join us as we explore the journey of some of our LGTB members in words and song.


  • "The Story Matters"

    Sun Feb 21, 2016

    Susan Moran, Guest Preacher.  Comparison of the Creation story as presented in the second chapter of Genesis to a Native American creation story as described in a beautiful book called Braiding Sweetgrass.


  • Amy Smith, Guest Preacher

    Sun Feb 28, 2016

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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