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!


Auction @ First Parish

Auction – March 28 (Sat)
Come to the annual auction on Saturday March 28, 2015 at 5:30 pm. The theme this year is Made in New England (services and products made in New England). Join the fun! Bring family, neighbors and friends!



Wayside Quotes

The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.
- Abraham Lincoln

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
- George Washington


America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
- Abraham Lincoln


  • "Dance, Dance, Revolution"

    Sun Apr 5, 2015

    The holidays of Passover and Easter are both built around stories of trial and struggle, leading into wonder and new beginning. Come and join our community for a joyful and exuberant service in honor of these two great festivals and the natural cycle that inspired them.

  • "The Gas Station of the Mind"

    Sun Apr 12, 2015

    In this year’s continuing series on “site-specific theology,” Rev. Kelly has been exploring the spiritual implications of the places that make up our world. In this installment, he will turn his attention to that great repository of fact, wisdom, folly, and dream: the library. Please join us to celebrate the search for truth and the places and people who aid in it.

  • "Earth Day"

    Sun Apr 19, 2015

    Special Time and Location In early observance of Earth Day (April 22) we will gather for worship with our neighbors the First Universalist Society of Salem. And we will do it in their congregational home at 211 Bridge St., in Salem, and at their regular worship time: 10:30am. Please join us as we share together in an hour of worship and celebration!

  • Guest Preacher: Ron Sweet

    Sun Apr 26, 2015

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: T-F, 9-1

Site design and development by John Hall Design Group, Beverly, MA