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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 Rev. Stephen Fulton Scholarship Fund ~


We are in the process of creating a completely new website; one which will have a new look and

compatible with all electronic devices. Until such time that the new site becomes operational,

you may find certain pages on the current site inaccessible or visually different. Thank you.

The Pastor and Trustees of the First Spiritual Temple welcome you. The First Spiritual Temple is an Interfaith Spiritualist Church Community, founded by Marcellus Seth Ayer on June 28, 1883. The Temple emerged from the budding Modern Spiritualist Movement of the mid-1800's. 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 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.

We have a 2,600-volume library devoted to Spiritualism, mediumship, parapsychology, and a diversity of religious and spiritual thought.

These are the Articles of Faith and the Principles which guide our Church. Our doors are open to everyone. We do not judge or discriminate in any manner whatsoever who can join our Church Community. Love and Forgiveness are the foundation stones of all we do, preach, and teach. We are an LGBT-Friendly Church Community.

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 connected.


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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