First Parish in Concord is located at 20 Lexington Road in Concord, Massachusetts.
Regular worship services are held each Sunday at 10:00 AM.
Worship is a time to pause, reflect on our lives and on wisdom from the world's religious traditions. Wonderful music and preaching, silence and prayer, a children's story are all a part of worship. We invite you to join us.
Read more about What to Expect.
Religious Education on Sunday Morning
Religious Education classes for children and youth are offered after Labor Day in September through early June and open to visitors.
RE is not in session early June through August, but childcare is available.
Accessibility and Parking
Two designated handicapped parking spaces are located in the small circle by the church and two more are located by the small white houses to the left of the Meeting House. The elevator is located behind the Sanctuary to the left and is accessible on all floors. There are two spaces for people using wheelchairs in the balcony near the doors to the Religious Education wing; and two spaces on the main floor of the Sanctuary, one on each side near the front row.
Everyone who needs to park a little closer is welcome to park in the unmarked spaces around the small circle. Those who do not have mobility issues are encouraged to park farther away to leave those spaces open for others.
Additional parking is usually available on Lexington Road on Sunday mornings, and the parking meters on Main Street are not in effect on Sundays. If you are able to walk a short distance, there is ample parking in the municipal lot on Keyes Road, less than a 5 minute walk from First Parish in Concord.
Winter Storm Closures and Cancellations
The Meeting House will be closed if the Concord Public Schools are closed. Church will be cancelled in the event of a serious snow storm; a decision will be made by the Senior Minister and the Director of Operations by 8:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. If there is an unexpected storm late Saturday night, a decision will be made at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday morning. In either situation a notice will be placed on the website, an email will be sent out on the FP-Announce list, and there will be a message on the church telephone. Please use your judgment to ensure your safety and that of your family.
Church Office Hours
September-June 21, Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The building is closed Mondays. Meetings and events may be scheduled on Monday evenings.
Summer Schedule, starting June 21, Tuesday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon