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:

Worship July 18, 2021

*Worship 9 AM at 10 Central St. Manchester by the Sea
Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea, Minister
Dr. Herman Weiss, Music Director
Paul Knox, Soloist

Watch online Facebook @ FirstParishChurchManchesterMa

*Please note summer worship begins at 9 AM through Labor Day

BULLETIN July 18 2021

July 18 Hymns

As of June 20, we will no longer require masks or social distancing for those fully vaccinated. Those who wish may, of course, are fully welcome and encouraged to do so according to their comfort levels. In addition:

  • Contact info for attendees will still be taken in the event contact tracing becomes necessary
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex should you wish to use it
  • The front pews will be available.
  • There will continue to be no formal Offering, but attendees are invited to place any offering they wish as they leave Worship in a plate which will be placed at the back of the Sanctuary
  • For Communion Sundays until Fall, the Deacons have obtained individual Communion packets which will be available as you enter the Sanctuary

At the same time, remember that “Virtual Worship” is also here to stay so that we can continue to be one in Worship wherever you may be on any Sunday.

Worship July 11, 2021

*Worship 9 AM at 10 Central St. Manchester by the Sea
Rev. Dr. Mark Boyea, Minister
Dr. Herman Weiss, Music Director
Paul Knox, Soloist

Watch online Facebook @ FirstParishChurchManchesterMa

*Please note summer worship begins at 9 AM through Labor Day

BULLETIN July 11 2021

As of June 20, we will no longer require masks or social distancing for those fully vaccinated. Those who wish may, of course, are fully welcome and encouraged to do so according to their comfort levels. In addition:

  • Contact info for attendees will still be taken in the event contact tracing becomes necessary
  • Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex should you wish to use it
  • The front pews will be available.
  • There will continue to be no formal Offering, but attendees are invited to place any offering they wish as they leave Worship in a plate which will be placed at the back of the Sanctuary
  • For Communion Sundays until Fall, the Deacons have obtained individual Communion packets which will be available as you enter the Sanctuary

At the same time, remember that “Virtual Worship” is also here to stay so that we can continue to be one in Worship wherever you may be on any Sunday.

Recent News:

Summer Programs for Children and Youth

June 2, 2021|Current News|

The following programs are offered this summer. To pre-register, sign up on our Sign-Up Genius or fill out a registration form, more information below. Send direct questions to Jeanne Westcott, Director of Youth and Children’s [...]

Minister Mark’s June Message

June 1, 2021|Current News|

Hi… The Easter season has officially passed with the recent arrival of Pentecost Sunday – the commemoration of God’s Holy Spirit emerging in and from the disciples, inspiring and empowering them to carry on Jesus’ [...]

First Parish Book Group News

May 2, 2021|Current News, FPC Events|

Book group is open to everyone! Consider Joining Us Do you know we have a book group at First Parish? It is open to anyone and we are now meeting again in person on the last [...]

Spiritual Studies

May 1, 2021|Current News, FPC Events|

Tuesday Spiritual Studies April 27; May 11, 25; June 8 and 15  7-8:15 PM on Zoom During these weeks, we will examine the complex, multidimensional, inspiring, humorous and tragic lives of several of the women [...]

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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