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!


Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah Concert
Dec 18, 2017 (Mon) @ 8:00 pm

Conductor, Robert Littlefield, leads the Beverly Community concert performance of Handel’s Messiah. 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

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas;
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring
Is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.
- Meredith Willson (1902-1984)

Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most.
- Ruth Carter Stapleton (1929-1983)


  • Winter Solstice

    Thu Dec 21, 2017

    Join us to celebrate the cycle of the natural world and the transition from gathering darkness to growing light. A brief, family-friendly service will be held at 4pm at Lynch Park at 55 Ober St. in Beverly (on the shoreline, near the volley-ball courts).

  • "Lessons and Carols"

    Sun Dec 24, 2017

    As Christmas Eve falls this year on a Sunday, join us for an hour of song and teachings to mark the spirit of the season.

  • Christmas Eve "Magnification"

    Sun Dec 24, 2017

    Join us for our annual celebration of Christmas Eve through story, song, and candle light. Two services will be held, at 5pm & 9pm. All are welcome.

  • Lay Led Service

    Sun Dec 31, 2017

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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