Welcome to First Parish Dorchester! We are a welcoming resource for our congregation and the Boston community at large. Our facilities are available for hosting family-oriented events such as birthday and anniversary parties and for fundraisers appropriate for a church setting. Below, you’ll find essential information about renting our space and how to get started.

For full information, see our Facilities Rental Information 2021-22.pdf

  • Our church, a registered historic building, offers a picturesque location with convenient public parking, including spaces around the neighboring Mather Elementary School.
  • All first-floor spaces are fully ADA accessible, ensuring inclusivity for all guests.
  • The Sanctuary, seating 400 with additional balcony seating, features an antique Tracker pipe organ, a piano, and a PA system for basic amplification.
  • The Parish Hall includes an 18’ x 15’ stage equipped with an Estonia grand piano, along with complimentary use of rectangular tables and 85 green stacking plastic chairs. A serving kitchen is also available.
  • On the 2nd floor, a flexible community room is perfect for meetings, with additional nursery and childcare spaces available.

**Please note that there is no rental availability on Monday or Tuesday evenings, or on Sundays.

As a liberal religious community, we welcome inquiries from individuals or groups whose purposes align with our ideals. Priority for all activities, including FPD events, is determined on a first-come, first-served basis.

Using First Parish Dorchester for Weddings & Memorial Services

As a Unitarian Universalist church, having your wedding in our church gives you the flexibility to create a ceremony with your own personal touches that will make your wedding day special for you.

For more information see Wedding Package Brochure 2021-22 and Memorial Service Brochure 2021-22.

Completing the Facilities Rental Request Form 

All events are scheduled in advance with the Administrator. To start the rental process, please complete the electronic Facilities Rental Request Form and we will follow up with you: http://tinyurl.com/FPDrental 

For additional questions, email admin@firstparishdorchester.org.