First Parish Reads Declaration of Independence during Sunday Service

Fifty people attended the 9:00 a.m. summer service at First Parish on Sunday, July 2, 2023, for a reading of the Declaration of Independence delivered by volunteers from the congregation!  The first reading of the Declaration in Cohasset was delivered in late July 1776 from the high pulpit in the Meetinghouse by Rev. John Browne, then pastor of First Parish.

Below are pictures, compliments of First Parish member, Ron Wallace, showing most of those involved in this current day service including our readers from the high pulpit!  It was a great way to honor and celebrate the very roots of our freedom on this Independence Day weekend!