Welcome to worship by the sea, where all are invited, in the words of our purpose statement, to “Awaken to the light and love of God; be a joyful beacon to our world.

Readers and Greeters are always needed, (learn more) to volunteer speak to the Deacons, or you can also sign up online.

Church Services:

Recent News:

Minister Mark’s April Message

March 31, 2021|Current News|

A few years ago, the staff of Cedar Creek Church in Toledo, Ohio conducted a research project to investigate why people visited a church for the first time in awhile or the first time ever. [...]

Minister Mark’s March 2021 Message

March 1, 2021|FPC Blog|

Hi… A few weeks ago, I offered in a Sunday Message the thought that instead of New Year’s “Resolutions”, we might instead consider seven “New Rules To Live By” in 2021. Since that Sunday, I [...]

Holy Week

February 16, 2021|Current News, FPC Events|

Holy Week at First Parish begins with a livestream Palm Sunday commemoration on Sunday, March 28 at 10am. Then, our Worship gatherings for the remainder of the week are as follows: Maundy Thursday commemoration on [...]

Spiritual Studies

February 1, 2021|Current News|

Spiritual Studies Prayer and Meditation Wednesday Prayer and Meditation for April will take place on April 21 from 7-7:45pm via Zoom. Bible Study Thursday- Bible Study sessions, also continuing on Zoom at 4 PM. Participation in [...]

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Church Information

First Parish Church, Congregational
Member of the UCC
Our Church is located on the Village Green along Route 127 in downtown Manchester-by-the-Sea. Our offices are at 1 Chapel Lane. Directions

Worship hours:
Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.
Except July & August 9:00 a.m.
Nursery care and Sunday morning classes for children and youth are available September through May at 10:00 am.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 187 Manchester by the Sea, MA 01944
Office phone: 978-526-7661
Office email: Office