North Parish Church is located in North Andover’s Historic Old Center. The meeting house sits above the rotary at the intersections of Academy Road, Andover Street, Great Pond Road, Johnson Street, and Massachusetts Avenue. The church offices are located on the Great Pond Road side of the building. The administrative office is open Monday Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm and by appointment from September through June, and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm in July and August. Church staff are available during office hours or by appointment. (Please call ahead for hours on holidays.) For a printable map, please click to download: Directions & Parking.

North Parish Church
Church Offices
190 Academy Road
North Andover, MA 01845-4022
190 Academy Road
North Andover, MA 01845-4022
978-687-7948


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From Boston and points south

Most direct route by major highways: From Route I-93 going north, take Exit 44, Route 495 north, to Exit 43, Massachusetts Ave. Turn right at the end of the exit ramp and continue through three sets of traffic signals and you will see the Old Center Common on the right. Look for the big white church ahead and to the left at the end of the common.

Shortest distance: From Route I-93 going north, take Exit 41 (Route 125). Turn right at the end of the exit ramp and continue on the Andover By-Pass until you hit Rt. 114, Salem Turnpike, which mergers with Rt. 125 at the Royal Crest Apartments. Turn left onto Rt. 114/Rt. 125 and you will see the campus of Merrimack College on your left. At the next set of traffic signals turn right onto Andover St. as Rt. 125 now merges with Rt. 133. At the next set of traffic signals, turn right and follow Andover St. in the Old Center. As you pass the Old Center Common on the left, you will see the North Parish Church directly in front of you.

From New Hampshire and points north

From Route I-93 going south, take Exit 44A onto Route I-495 North. Continue to Exit 43, Massachusetts Ave. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp and continue on Massachusetts Ave. through three sets of traffic signals and you will see the Old Center Common on the right. Look for the big white church ahead and to the left at the end of the common.

From Route I-495 going south, take Exit 44-43 (Massachusetts Ave. / Merrimack St.) Go under Route I-495, staying in the left lane, while crossing the Merrimack River. At the end of the bridge, follow the ramp up and then down to the Massachusetts Ave. Turn left at the end of the exit ramp and continue on Massachusetts Ave. through three sets of traffic signals and you will see the Old Center Common on the right. Look for the big white church ahead and to the left at the end of the common.

By Train and Cab

Take the Haverhill line of the MBTA commuter train to either Andover or Lawrence and then take a taxi to bring you to the North Parish, which is a three mile cab ride. Lawrence has better cab service than Andover but you should still call ahead to arrange service.

Parking

There is parking in the North Andover Old Center. However, there are limited parking spaces close to the church building. Please leave spaces in the cul-de-sac and right by the walkways for those with special needs, including parents with young toddlers, the elderly, and those with disabilities. Parking suggestions include:

  • The municipal parking lot through the rotary and just beyond the Brick Store building
  • On Academy Rd. and in front of the North Andover Historical Society
  • On Great Pond Rd. and on Johnson St.
  • On Sundays only in the driveway of the Museum of Printing on Massachusetts Ave. or behind the museum building itself
  • The far side of the Old Center Common for those who enjoy a short walk to church