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!


FPC Seder Dinner

April 29, 2016 (Friday) 5:30 – 7:00 pm @ Hale Hall
RSVP Requested to

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


  • "Homecoming"

    Sun May 1, 2016

    In this service, with the alternate title of “Some of What I Learned on My Sabbatical”, Rev. Kelly returns to lead us in an hour of worship about what it means to come home, and in the observation of May Day.

  • "Parent Swap"

    Sun May 8, 2016

    Rev. Kelly will share his reflections on parenthood as a spiritual practice, as we also join together to dedicate children who have recently become a part of our congregation.  Please join us, this Mother’s Day, to celebrate the humbling work of caring for another, fragile life.

  • "Axis Mundi"

    Sun May 15, 2016

    Rev. Kelly completes his three-part series ‘reporting back’ from his sabbatical by sharing some spiritual lessons learned from his pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine.

  • Children's Sunday

    Sun May 22, 2016

    This morning we will celebrate the joy of our children through word and music. Please join us as the children and youth share in this inspiring inter-generational worship service.


  • Guest Preacher: Rev. Joanna Lubkin

    Sun May 29, 2016

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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