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!


Summer Services at the Beach

Sundays @ 10:00 am
Meet at Dane Street Beach (Lothrop Street) in the shade of the trees at the south end of the park. Bring a chair or blanket. If rain, we’ll meet at church. Outdoor services: July & August.

Wayside Quotes

Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

- Abraham Lincoln

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.

- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.

- Martha Washington


  • Summer Service At Dane Street Beach

    Sun Jul 31, 2016

    This Sunday’s service will be led by Keith Goggin.  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 Street and Ocean Street).  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.

  • Summer Service

    Sun Aug 7, 2016

    Jay Coburn will lead a “deconstructed retreat” – a leadership retreat in 3 parts, as follows:

    Part 1 – Sunday, August 7, 10:00 AM at Dane Street Beach Park (or First Parish in case of rain)Goals for the Coming Year We will dedicate the Dane Street Sunday Service to conduct a community visioning activity. Opening with a brief message on the role of goal-setting and on challenges we have already identified, we will ask leaders and members to identify their specific hopes and goals for the coming year.



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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