Saturday, November 8, 2008


Over its 350 years, the congregation of historic First Parish has played a most important part in the building of this city, the state, and indeed the nation. Like their ancestors before them, both Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams were life-long members of the Church. Their tombs stand in a crypt within the church, beside those of their wives, Abigail and Louisa Catherine. Also, the Patriot John Hancock was baptized in this church by his father, the Rev. John Hancock, who served here as minister from 1726 to 1744. The Quincys' were also active members for many generations.

Originally founded by Puritan congregationalists, and Unitarian since 1750, First Parish continues to serve the community as a leader in liberal religion. Inspired by a noble heritage, the Church endeavors "to hold fast Freedom, Friendship, and Faith" for a service of humanity and the building of a more just and compassionate world.

1 comment:

Hilda said...

Impressive history for a beautiful church! And your photo is lovely especially with the autumn colors!


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