Parking Information

   First Church is blessed to have more parking available than other downtown churches, but the lot does fill up quickly during special events or services. We hope the following information will be helpful as you participate in church activities.




Feel free to park in any of the designated spaces for First Church in our main parking lot behind the church off of Lemon Street. 

Do not use spaces reserved for the doctor’s offices, real estate office or tenants of our apartment buildings. 

Parking is for First Church activities only.  If you are visiting downtown for any other reason, we recommend parking on the street or in a parking garage.  

To locate a garage, please visit the Lancaster Parking Authority's website.



Parking behind the church is acceptable everywhere unless marked as real estate office or tenant parking.  You may park in the doctor's offices spaces on Sundays.


In the event that the lot is full, you may park at the following businesses free of charge:

 ¨ Atlee Hall Law Firm, 415 North Duke Street      

Entrance is halfway down the block on the left, between James and Lemon St.  Turn left into driveway at law firm sign and parking lot is in the rear (approx. 0.4 mi to church)

¨ The Village, 205 North Christian Street

From Walnut Street (church is on the right), take 1st left onto Christian Street.  

Go about 1/2 block down and parking lot is on the right (approx. 0.1 mi to church)


¨ Jack Williams Tire & Auto, 300 North Queen Street

Going past the church on Walnut St, turn right on N. Queen and immediately turn left into the parking lot.  (approx. 0.1 mi to church)




The North Queen Street Parking Garage, 

424 North Queen Street.  

The Red Rose Garage

(N Queen St & W Chestnut St) 

Offers free Sunday parking from 7:30 AM- 1 PM. 

Customers must take a ticket to get the free rate. 



If you park on the street, be aware of all relevant signage. The Parking Authority and Police will ticket if you are parked in street spaces which indicate “No Sunday Morning Parking,” or if you are parked in a handicap space without a valid placard.  


Please keep in mind that parking in our lot is for First Church activities only, and security will periodically monitor the parking lot.

Protocols for Parking Violations

First Offense - Paper Notice

Second Offense - Violation Sticker

Third Offense - Vehicle in violation will be towed.

Thank you for understanding the need to keep the parking lot open for church activities and safe for our members and neighbors.

No additional parking spaces are currently for rent.