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!


Member Congratulations!

Gabrielle Montevecchi
The Beverly Citizen reported that Gabrielle Montevecchi was selected to be the principal at Hannah Elementary School. Active in the past in Religious Education and Sunday School, her skills have been a great asset to the church. She is the mother of Lilliana and Josephina, and the spouse of Emanuel.

Tony Toledo
Storyteller Tony Toledo received the Brother Blue & Ruth Hill Award by the League for Advancement of New England Storytelling in recognition of the commitment to promote a broader understanding of the art of storytelling and to support storytellers in their art.  [On Wednesdays, Tony hosts a “Speak Up Spoken Word” open-mic at Walnut Street Coffee Cafe in Lynn.]

Steve Johnson & Michelle Moon
Well wishes and congratulations to Steve Johnson and Michelle Moon for their marriage and vows of commitment. Reverend Kelly Asprooth-Jackson served as their celebrant in Alton, New Hampshire.

Wayside Quotes

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

Courage is grace under pressure.
- Ernest Hemingway

What lies behind you and what lies before you are tiny matters compared to what lies within you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no friend as loyal as a book.
- Ernest Hemingway


  • "In Praise of Other Children"

    Sun Dec 21, 2014

    In our annual Christmas Pageant Sunday, the children and youth of the church favor us with a fun and energetic retelling of the traditional Christmas story. Join us for beloved words and music and a chance to join in the song.



  • Winter Solstice Service

    Sun Dec 21, 2014

    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 4:00 pm at Lynch Park.


  • "The Christmas Truce"

    Wed Dec 24, 2014

    Christmas Eve services at 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm.


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

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