Food Pantry:

John Merrow helps unload 3,137 pbls of food for the October FP community food pantry stock up

The food pantry provides food assistance to those in need and gives area residents and parishioners a vehicle for serving the community.

Distribution has been modified during the pandemic and details are on the welcome page.

Jane Merrow, , is always grateful for help the third Thursday of each month when food is delivered, unloaded, and stocked.  Also, Friday afternoons when food is distributed.  Contact her if you’d like to assist.

New Eden Organic Community Gardens

The New Eden Collaborative of First Parish Church brings together individuals, families, and organizations in a mission to model an environmentally and ethically sustainable Community.

The New Eden Organic Community Gardens were designed to give participants the skills and satisfaction that growing crops in an environmentally sustainable manner with other gardeners brings.  Alternatives to synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides are incorporated and our practices are guided by National Organic Standard

Check out the garden face book page at  

or send an e-mail to our directors, Chuck and Adam for more info or to join the gardening community at


Our Secret Garden Preschool

The First Parish Church of Newbury has a secular preschool that utilizes space in Holton Hall as well as outdoor space, including an organic children’s garden.  It was created in the spirit of the church’s stewardship of Earth and Spirit.

Our Secret Garden Indoor/Outdoor Nursery and Preschool (OSG) is a nature-based center aimed at nurturing children of all abilities to care for themselves, each other and the earth in a quality educational program. OSG is committed to environmental stewardship, believing that every child has incalculable worth and can make a positive difference in the community and in the world.

You can learn more about it via the below link that contains information and contact information:


The Boston Camerata regularly performs at First Parish of Newbury.  Our sanctuary contains an organ, piano, mics, and great acoustics. Contact us if you are interested in utilizing the space for performing or jamming.

Restoration of the Old Burial Ground and is provided by a friends group. More info about this historical gem can be found at

New members are always welcome.  Contact  if you are interested in joining.

Spiritual offerings include Sunday Worship, Bible Study, Monthly Pot Luck brunches and weekly after service gatherings to build fellowship and community

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