Month: February 2016

First Parish & the Arts and Crafts Movement

By Donna Curtin Arts & Crafts authority David Berman, owner of Trustworth Studio, presented an illuminating lecture on the movement and its influence on the design of First Parish Church to a rapt audience in early September. To understand the church’s architecture and interior decoration, Berman looked back to the origins of Arts & Crafts Read More …

One Step Closer to National Recognition

First Parish Church located at the top of Town Square has received notification from the Massachusetts Historical Commission that their application for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places will be considered at a meeting of the Commission on Wednesday, September 10 at 1:00 P.M. at the Massachusetts State Archives in Dorchester, MA. The Read More …

Caring for a Treasure Rooted in Plymouth History

Be sure to check out a great article by Boston Globe correspondent Robert Knox, who wrote a great story about the campaign to restore the First Parish Meetinghouse. First Parish Church, the seat of the oldest continuous congregation in New England, is seeking funds for a long-overdue repair and restoration of its 115-year-old stone building Read More …

The Robinson Window – A Sermon

The John Robinson window slid gracefully to the floor revealing an infinite cloud grey sky. Robbed of backlight, Robinson appeared murky lying against the wall. I looked out the window where Robinson had stood lo these last one hundred and eighteen years dressed in his blue silk suit with his arms up, his cape stirring Read More …