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!


Mozart Requiem

Requiem Concert

March 30, 2018 (Fri)  8:00 pm

Conductor, Robert Littlefield, leads the Beverly Community concert performance of Mozart Requiem. All are welcome!

Book about FPC

Tales from Beverly’s Attic – A Celebration of the first 350 Years of the First Parish and Church in Beverly Mass 1667-2017″

by Charles Wainwright


FPC history from John Hale’s conservative Puritan Church of 1667 to the present. Includes historical narratives, early Church records, and contemporary accounts (ministers and members). Book available at: Cabot Street Books and Cards.  Or at:  Create Space

Wayside Quotes

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein


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


Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill


  • Special Guest: Matt Meyer

    Sun Mar 18, 2018

    Unitarian Universalist musician Matt Meyer will lead us in an energetic exploration of rhythm, music, and justice. Join us this Sunday for rhythm and song, quiet reflection, and an experience of the holy in music. All are invited to remain following the service for a drumming workshop led by Matt.


  • "The Pitcher Takes the Mound"

    Sun Mar 25, 2018

    This year, Palm Sunday is also the Sunday before opening day. What relationship is there between the story of the teacher Jesus’ entrance into the city of Jerusalem and the beginning of the American baseball season? More than you might think.



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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