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!


Family Promise – Thank You Note

“We had the chance to put life aside and give our family the attention it deserved. Receiving the gift of enjoying my own family was honestly one of the most amazing gifts that Family Promise gave to us. Thank you, everyone.”

Family Promise Week (Nov 1-8) @ FPC

Here’s a chance to volunteer – Family Promise returns to First Parish Church from Nov 1-8, 2015. Tasks (serving meals, cleaning, and visiting with guests) for providing temporary housing to homeless families. Orientation meeting to become a Family Promise Volunteer on Sunday, October 18 from 12:00-1:00 pm in Hale Hall. See Sue, Carol or Dunc for details.

Wayside Quotes

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

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where words fail, music speaks.

- Hans Christian Andersen


  • "Fair Is Not Fair"

    Sun Oct 11, 2015

    In this service, continuing our worship theme for the year: Privilege & Oppression: In Our World and In Our Selves – we’ll explore the idea of fairness. What does it mean for a person, or a law, or a society to be fair? And can our ideas of fairness sometimes stand in the way of justice?


  • Lay Led Service

    Sun Oct 18, 2015

    This Service will be organized by the First Parish Worship Associates.

  • Lay Led Service

    Sun Oct 25, 2015

    This service will be organized by the First Parish Worship Associates.


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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