Reverend Bruce Carey Taylor

The Rev. Bruce C. Taylor grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts and spent much of his adult life in southern New Hampshire working as a software developer. He discerned his call to ministry in 2004 and completed his Master of Divinity degree at Andover Newton Theological School in 2009.


While in seminary, Rev. Bruce served as a student minister at the Theodore Parker Church in West Roxbury and the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough, MA. He also completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education at Fletcher Allen Health Care, the university medical center in Burlington, VT.


Since his ordination in 2008, Rev. Bruce has served as parish minister with First Parish Church in Billerica and First Parish Church in Ashby, MA, and as an interim minister with the First Universalist Society of Wakefield, MA. He is currently enrolled in a two-year, interfaith Spiritual Guidance program at the Rowe Center in Rowe, MA.

Rev. Bruce’s favorite pastime is hiking the woods and mountains of northern New England. He has completed the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Four-Thousand Footer List, and he climbs Mt. Katahdin once a year. He often turns to photography as a spiritual practice. Rev. Bruce plays the flute and has been a member of the Nashua Flute Choir for over twenty-five years.


Rev. Taylor officiates at weddings, memorial services, and child dedications for both members and non-members of First Church.