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!


Black Lives Matter Dedication Ceremony

March 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Meet in front of the church for our dedication ceremony to commemorate our commitment and display our Black Lives Matter banner. We will have a brief ceremony outside, then come inside for refreshments. Martin Henson, from BLM Boston, will join us to speak about the Black Lives Matter movement.

Family Promise Volunteers

March 26 – April 1, 2017
We are opening our doors again to the families of Family Promise. Please sign up to volunteer. Hosting the families provides a partnership in hospitality with our neighbors, First Baptist Church. For information on volunteering, contact Carol Ballantyne or Joyce Prior.

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



  • "If They Don't Win It's a Shame"

    Sun Apr 2, 2017

    On the eve of opening day, join us for a service exploring and celebrating the spiritual lessons of baseball.

  • "Lecciones de El Salvador"

    Sun Apr 9, 2017

    Rev. Kelly and other members of First Parish who have visited El Salvador as volunteers with ASAPROSAR (the Salvadoran Association for Rural Health) will share some of their stories and experiences with us.


  • "When Spring is Slow in Coming"

    Sun Apr 16, 2017

    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 there two great festivals and the natural cycle that inspired them.


  • "Now Hear This"

    Sun Apr 23, 2017

    The eighth in a series of services exploring the elements of our worship and why we join in them each week, Rev. Kelly will explore the spiritual reasons behind our time of announcements at the end of each service.



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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