Building Rental

Fall Steeple - Photo Credit Paul BuckleyFirst Parish is available for private, community and non-profit functions. You do not have to be a member of our church to have your function at First Parish. Weddings, child dedications and memorial services require prior arrangement with our minister, Rev. Ellen Rowse Spero at 978-256-5555 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Any group interested in renting space in the building should contact our Building and Events Coordinator at 978-256-5133 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
First Parish Sanctuary Photo Credit - Paul BuckleyOur Facilities
There are several different spaces available for rent at First Parish.  Due to our recent renovation, some of these spaces have changed.  We will be updating this page shortly to reflect the new configuration. For more information about these services, please contact our Church Administrator, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 978-256-5133. 
Sanctuary
Most weddings and memorial services at the church take place in the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is also used for child dedications, memorial services and concerts. The Sanctuary holds about 200 people.
Sanctuary rental fee:
Members: $125. If you don't need the services of the Building and Events Coordinator, the fee for members is $25. Any extraordinary cleaning/maintenance needed before the following Sunday Service will be charged to the member at the rate of $20/hr. 
Non-Members: Sanctuary alone $350.
Sanctuary with reception in Vestry $450. 
Chapel
Our Chapel is a smaller and less formal sacred space.  The Chapel is suitable for small weddings and ceremonies.  There is a small raised platform in the Chapel which can be used for smaller performances.  The Chapel holds about 50+ people. 
Chapel rental fee: 
Members: $125. If you don't need the services of the Building and Events Coordinator, the fee for members is $25. Any extraordinary cleaning/maintenance needed before the following Sunday Service will be charged to the member at the rate of $20/hr.  
Non-Members: Chapel alone $200.
Chapel with reception in Vestry $250. 
Vestry
The Vestry, or Church Hall, seats about 100 people and is well suited for parties and larger meetings which require the use of a kitchen. The Vestry also has a small stage which can be used for informal performances.
 
Musical Instruments
The Sanctuary has both a grand piano and an organ, and the  Chapel and Vestry both have upright pianos. The organ and pianos may be used, but this requires prior arraignment with the Music Committee. If you plan to use the instruments, please indicate that on your rental form.
 

 

Contact Info

First Parish Church
2 Westford St
Chelmsford MA 01824

978-256-5133