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 @ the Beach!

Outdoor summer services June 28 – September 6, 2015. Come to Dane Street Beach at 10:00 am Sunday (110 Lothrup St. Beverly). Bring a blanket or chair. We will meet under the trees to share inspiring text (sacred or secular). If it rains, meet at FPC.

Rummage Sale – August 15 (Sat)

We will host a Rummage Sale fundraiser at FPC on Saturday August 15 from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm. (If you have items to donate, bring them to church on weekday mornings. Clothes, collectables, kitchen  items, toys, small appliances, sports equipment.)

Wayside Quotes

The only way to have a friend is to be one.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

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

- Abraham Lincoln


  • Summer Services begin

    Sun Jun 28, 2015

    Our first service of the summer season will be led by Music and Worship Committee chair Charlie Gerrior. 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, with the last service at Dane Street Beach on September 6th. There are still a few dates open later in the summer, if you are interested in helping to lead one – please contact Charlie Gerrior –

  • "Cultivate Your Garden"

    Sun Aug 2, 2015

    In this summer service, we will consider Voltaire’s final advice from his famous work, Candide: “Cultivate your own garden.” Is this a piece of wisdom we should remember during this season of summer gardening, OR is it an excuse to avoid engaging with the social concerns that are at the heart of Unitarian Universalism? Come join us in contemplation of all our respective gardens.  Worship Leader:  David Shawn

  • "Being Mortal"

    Sun Aug 9, 2015

    This service will draw on the book of the same name written by Dr. Atul Gawande.  Worship Leader:  Annamarie Martin


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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