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Cannon Valley Friends Meeting

Cannon Valley Friends Meeting is an unprogrammed meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers.  We are located in Northfield, MN, about 35 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  

What's New

Mel Duncan, Co-Founder of Nonviolent Peaceforce, recently returned from a trip to the Nonviolent and Just Peace Conference at the Vatican, where he joined almost 80 other peace leaders from around the world who evaluated "Just War" theory.  Mel will be reporting on his experience at this pivotal conference on Wed., April 27th, at 7:00 pm at Plymouth Congregational Church (1900 Nicollet Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN).   


Northern Yearly Meeting's 2016 Annual Session will be held at the Wisconsin Lions Camp in Rosholt, WI on May 27-30.

The theme of the Meeting will be: SPIRITUAL DEEPENING - Bringing the Full Depth, Joy, and Fire of Quaker Faith into Our Lives.  Registration is open until May 1st.


What's it like to attend a Quaker Meeting for the first time?  Six Friends were asked to speak about what they remember about their experience.

QuakerSpeak interviews are personal and intimate.  The purpose is to give viewers worldwide an experience that is entertaining, informative, inspiring, challenging, inviting, unifying and collaborative.


The Friends General Conference Gathering of Friends is going to be in St Joseph MN, July 3-9. Theme: Be humble. Be Faithful. BE BOLD. The FGC Gathering is an annual get-together of more than a thousand Friends from across North America for a week of worship, workshops, recreation, fellowship, and much more for Friends of all ages.


Pushed by civil war and terror and pulled by the promise of a better life, hundreds of thousands of people have fled the Middle East and Africa, risking their lives along the way.

This video is part of a series called QuakerSpeak, which is based on interviews with Friends from a variety of backgrounds.  Participating Quakers are asked to speak about topics from the perspective of their faith.  Videos are purposefully kept short, usually 3-6 minutes on average.


The Greater Northfield Sustainability Collaborative brings together participants from Carleton College and St. Olaf College and various community organizations to facilitate and coordinate sustainability initiatives in the greater Northfield area and to support implementation of Northfield’s commitment to the Minnesota Greenstep Cities Program.


Worship with us!

Cannon Valley Friends Meeting
512 Washington Street
PO Box 805 (Please send mail here)
Northfield, MN 55057
United States
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Meeting for Worship begins at 10:30 am on Sundays at the Cannon Valley Friends Meeting's Meetinghouse at 512 Washington St., Northfield.  All are welcome.  

Mailing Address: We do not receive mail at our street address.  Please use the following address for mail:  Cannon Valley Friends Meeting, PO Box 805, Northfield, MN 55057

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