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!



Let us do the cooking! After the service on February 5 (Sunday), you can purchase delicious soups, chili’s and stews. Church fundraiser. Go Pats!!



Wayside Quotes

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
- Golda Meir


Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
- Robert Frost


Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origin from emotion recollected in tranquility.
- William Wordsworth


The further society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it.
- George Orwell



  • "The Gift of Joy: How can I Keep from Singing?"

    Sun Feb 26, 2017

    We’re living in challenging times, and it can feel overwhelming just to get out of bed. Whether the challenges are personal to our lives, or political, we must find ways to keep going. Kathryn Baptista and Beth Toolan will share their ideas to find the joy to sustain us when it feels like there isn’t a lot of joy to be had.



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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