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!


The Shared Pulpit

Tuesdays  7:00 pm

The Shared Pulpit is a course (led by Rev. Kelly) based on a text by Rev. Erica Hewitt. Participants explore their own stories and theologies and develop the sermon that is waiting inside them. Every person, every life, has at least one great sermon to share. Contact Rev. Kelly if you are interested. Classes will be held on 8 consecutive Tuesday evenings (April 28 to June 16).


Wayside Quotes

Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of its beauty, its riches or its romance.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Keep close to Nature’s heart - break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
- John James Audubon


  • "Gather the People"

    Sun May 24, 2015

    During my many months here I have seen what a wonderful community FPC is. This Sunday I will speak to the power of community, how we serve through our gathering and how we are served as well.   Guest Preacher:  Lisa Kirk.


  • "Choosing to Fall"

    Sun May 31, 2015

    The first letter to the Corinthians argues that of Faith, Hope, and Love, “the greatest of these is love.” In this final installment of his series on the great virtues in the world’s religions, Rev. Kelly arrives at that often celebrated and even more often over-simplified ideal: love.


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: T-F, 9-1

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