Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting

Photo by Terry Foss

For information about the James Turrell Skyspace

Click here to learn more about the new meetinghouse and the James Turrell Skyspace in its Worship Room.

What's New

Here's how to find Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting:


The photo on this page shows Irene McHenry, executive director of Friends Council on Education, giving a tour of the new Chestnut Hill meetinghouse to a 10th grade class from the William Penn Charter School. As a member of Chestnut Hill Monthly Meeting, Irene is available to give tours of the meetinghouse to school groups. Penn Charter regularly sends their upper school Quakerism classes to visit this meetinghouse, learn about the skyspace, and learn about Quaker worship.


The Faith and how we Practice it

for Quakers in the Philadelphia region

Last reviewed in 1997.

We are asked to consider what should be kept, what should be said differently, what should be added.


Password reset instructions


From the very earliest days of the project to build our new meetinghouse, Phil Jones took at least two photos almost every time he was at the old meetinghouse working as meeting secretary. The series taken from the top of the stairs from the UCPA parking lot down to the building site weren't very interesting once the building was closed in, but Terry Foss turned those taken from the woods, behind the chain-link fence, into a video to show how the building grew over the course of a year.


This event has been canceled because of Deborah Fisch's illness. Stay tuned for a rescheduled event.

Potlucks and Process

Sessions to explore Quaker decision making, with Deborah Fisch


Worship with us!

Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting
20 E. Mermaid Lane
Philadelphia  Pennsylvania  19118-3505
United States
Meeting Times: 

Sunday Schedule
Adult Class 9:00 - 10:15 am. in Gathering Room - Most Sundays
Meeting for Worship - 10:30
First-day School - 10:45

Monthly Meeting for Business
Third Sundays at 12:30, following meeting for worship and lunch, September through June

Monthly Calendar of Events

How to Get to the Meetinghouse

Email contact


See this page for information about Rentals of rooms in the meetinghouse.

Monthly Newsletter

Our electronic newsletter is published as near as possible to the first of the month, usually on a Friday. Some links:

Contacting the Meeting

To contact the Meeting, send an email to If you can not use
e-mail, please see our Contact Us page.

Site map for this website

Site Map

We are a Member of Philadelphia Quarter

Chestnut Hill is one of seven meetings in the Philadelphia Quarter of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

What to do if you lose your password

See instructions on this page.