The North Parish has a long history as a center for community activity. Prominently located in the Old Center, we offer a variety of spaces for rental by church members, community groups, and private individuals – both for one time celebrations and events or for recurring meetings. All of our interior spaces are accessible and non-smoking; some are air-conditioned.
A special note:
Due to COVID, we have evolving policies on the use of our indoor and outdoor spaces. Please call or email our church office for the most current information.
Our historic sanctuary seats 280 in the pews, with an additional 28 seats available in the balcony (accessed by stairs).
The space includes a Hook and Hastings organ and a 6’ grand piano. A sound system provides amplification for both speakers and performers.
The sanctuary is not air-conditioned; windows can be opened.
Our Chapel provides a more intimate setting for a smaller ceremony or for group meetings.
Seating capacity is approximately 50.
The chapel is air-conditioned and has a small kitchenette area for refreshment preparation and cleanup. Gender-neutral restrooms are nearby.
The Parish Hall is located on the ground floor beneath the Sanctuary and is accessed by stairs, the elevator, and exterior doorway from Great Pond Road. Table and chair storage, a commercial quality kitchen, and restrooms are nearby.
The space also includes a small Parlor with sofas, a long dining table, and chairs. A long alcove on one side can also be available for select events.
Seating capacity is approximately 75 depending on the arrangement of tables and chairs.
The Parish Hall is not air-conditioned; the Parlor and alcove have transom windows that can be opened and two exterior doors.
This mid-size classroom is ideal for small meetings or staging space for an event. Seating capacity is 15-18. The room contains two moveable tables, a pin-able bulletin board, and a whiteboard.
The room is air-conditioned and has windows that can be opened. It is accessible through the Garden Door and has access to other spaces by stairs or elevator. Gender-neutral restrooms are located on the same floor.
The Flex Room is located on the first floor, adjacent to the church offices. It is accessed by stairs, elevator, and an exterior door to the lower gardens and yard. The room is air-conditioned, has windows that can be opened, and doors at either end. Restrooms are located on both the Parish Hall and Chapel levels, accessed by stairs or the elevator.
Seating capacity is approximately 30, depending on the arrangement of tables and chairs. The space is also suitable for a small exercise, dance or art class. In this image tables are in place for food distribution by our bi-weekly People’s Pantry.
Our labyrinth is nestled off the cul-de-sac at the front of the church. Recessed down from the walkway to the Chapel door, it is accessible by stairs and a sloped walk. Suitable for meetings, receptions, small group classes or activities, it is a “private” open space.
The Lower Lawn parallels Great Pond Road and can be reached by an accessible walkway from the road or a gravel path from the upper gardens and labyrinth. Enclosed by fencing and gates, it contains a small patio, bubbling water feature, and open lawn for seating or activity. Restrooms on both the Parish Hall and Chapel level can accessed through the lower hall, using either stairs or the elevator.
Rental fees are based on the size of the space, the length of the rental (one-time or ongoing), and the renter (church member, non-profit, small business).
See our Rental Fee Schedule for our fees and general policies on the use of our space by outside groups and private individuals. (There is no fee for church-related activities such as committee meetings, youth group activities, choir practice, community action initiatives such as food drives, etc.)
Building Use Agreement – Use this document to provide the “who, what, when, and how” details for your event. It also specifies the responsibilities, terms, and conditions for the use of our space for all groups or private individuals.
If you have not seen our facilities, emailor phone the church office to make arrangements to preview the space you wish to reserve.
Check our Events listings (use the Monthly filter) to see if the time you want appears to be available, then email or phone the church office to discuss reserving your desired date.
Download and complete the Building Use Agreement. Print the completed form and mail it along with your deposit check to the church office: North Parish Church, 190 Academy Rd, North Andover MA 01845. Our Congregational Administrator will contact you to confirm your reservation and provide any additional information you will need.