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

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


Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting attender Al Vernacchio, a faculty member at Friends Central School, is being honored for his work in sexuality education and particularly for his educational work about HIV/AIDS. 

From the story about Al's award:


On Friday, March 28, 2014, a string quartet from Boston came to Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting to play music of five Philadelphia composers. reports on the program with photos of the musicians and the audience.


Click the link at the bottom of this page, under the heading Files, to download the one-page PDF of Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting's Peace & Social Concerns Committee application form for a grant.

From the form:


Summary of Adult Education presentation on Sunday Feb. 23--EQAT, FCNL and democracy:


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

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:

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e-mail, please see our Contact Us page.

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We are a Member of Philadelphia Quarter

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