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First Spiritual Temple

55 Main St., Route 28

West Harwich MA 02645

Tel: 508-292-6609


Mailing Address:

First Spiritual Temple

56 John Ewer Rd.

Sandwich MA 02563

~ The World's Oldest Spiritualist Church ~

~ Celebrating 137 Years of Continuous Service Since June 28, 1883 ~


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The First Spiritual Temple is an Interfaith Spiritualist Church Community, founded by Marcellus Seth Ayer on June 28, 1883. The Temple emerged from the, then, Modern Spiritualist Movement. Our fundamental doctrine states that God is Spirit, we are Spirit, our departed loved ones are Spirit, all life is Spirit; and that is how we are all connected.

Our church is both universal and ancient. We seek to understand the many and varied aspects of religion which have existed upon our planet from the moment we stepped into physical form. We look to the collective Christ Consciousness, as manifested most recently in the Master Jesus, as a profound example of Spirit alive in the world. We embrace his teachings and accept his challenge to do even greater things than he

Marcellus Ayer founded our church in order to address the growing needs of people to understand God, Spirit, Spiritualism, death and dying, Jesus Christ, and the Bible in a more practical and working manner. He stood firmly upon the highest ethics and standards of excellence in working with Spirit. We proudly carry that banner today.

As part of our ministry, the First Spiritual Temple hosts the Ayer Institute, a teaching body dedicated to the study, demonstration and advancement of Spirit communication, healing, and the journey of the soul. We have a 2,600-volume library devoted to spiritualism, mediumship, parapsychology, and a variety of religious thought.

We hope that you will find the information within these pages helpful and inspiring. More importantly, we hope that these pages touch your heart, your Spirit, and your hope! We are all Spirit, and that is how we are all connected.

The Trustees, the Pastor, and the Church Board continue to uphold our global reputation as a place of quality worship, instruction, and fellowship. As we progress in our plans, we will keep you updated on our website. Thank you and God bless.


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~ Serving the Internet Community Since March 1997 ~

First Spiritual Temple
55 Main St., Route 28, West Harwich MA 02645

Tel: 508-292-6609

Please feel free to e-mail us at: fst@fst.org