About Us

We are a liberal religious community in the Unitarian Universalist tradition. We do not hold one another to any creed or doctrine. Our mission is to be a welcoming, inclusive and nurturing environment for worship and spiritual growth. Our community promotes and encourages respect for each individual in his/her search for truth and development of personal values; learning through an open-minded exchange of ideas; and compassion for and commitment to each other and the world.

Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero

Ellen Rowse Spero


Rev Spero has been  serving as our Minister since  the fall of 2002.

Phone: 978-256-5555
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Office Hours: Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 10 am and 1:30, Thursdays between 10 and noon, or by appointment.

Our Staff



Our Church

Founded in 1655, First Parish was the first, and for many years, the only church in Chelmsford. For nearly 200 years, the Chelmsford town meeting and the First Parish meeting were one and the same. Our vestry served as the Town Hall until 1880 when the Old Town Hall (now the Center for the Arts) was built across the street. Its history is inextricably connected with that of the town.

First Parish Church

Contact Info

First Parish Church
2 Westford St
Chelmsford MA 01824