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!


Back Bay Bell Ringers @ FPC

The Back Bay Bell Ringers are coming to First Parish on June 5th @ 7:30 pm. They perform a classic repertoire. Tickets $15 / $12 (students, seniors) at the door or online at

Wayside Quotes

It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want—oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

- Mark Twain

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

- Anne Bradstreet

It was such a spring day as breathes an ineffable yearning, a painful sweetness, a longing that makes you stand motionless, looking at the leaves or grass, and fling out your arms to embrace you knows not what.

- John Galsworthy


  • Summer Services Begin

    Sun Jun 26, 2016

    Our first service of the summer season will be led by Music and Worship Committee member, Melissa O’Connell. We’ll meet at the usual time – 10 am – outdoors at Dane Street beach on Lothrop Street, in the shade of the trees at the south end of the park (between Ives St. and Ocean St.). Feel free to bring a beach chair or a blanket, or just yourself. In the event of rain, find us in our usual location at 225 Cabot Street. Our outdoor services continue through July and August.



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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