Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting

Photo by Terry Foss

For information about the James Turrell Skyspace

Click here to learn more about the meetinghouse, completed in 2013, and the James Turrell Skyspace in its Worship Room.

For the real meeting directory

The button labeled Member Directory in the right-hand column of this page lists only a few people in Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting. To see the actual meeting directory you must have a website account; see this page for instructions on requesting an account, and then go to this page to download the 44-page PDF.

What's New

Parking Restrictions on May 14-15


We have been informed by United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Philadelphia, our next-door neighbor up Mermaid Lane, that on the weekend of Saturday, May 14, and Sunday, May 15, we will not be able to use their lot as our overflow parking area as we usually do. Here are the specifics, from their letter to us:


The print order for hard copies of our most recent directory has gone to the printer, and the finished product should be delivered next week. With luck we'll have these copies available for pick-up at the meetinghouse by Sunday, May 8. If you specifically requested that yours be mailed to you, that will be done as soon as they arrive from the printer.

Event Date: 
03/27/2016 - 9:00am to 10:15am

In this brief workshop, we will explore how to apply our testimony of nonviolence to threats against the meeting or its members and attenders.

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Event Date: 
04/03/2016 - 9:00am to 1:00pm

Sunday, April 3

Chestnut Hill Quaker Meeting

Presentation: 9 – 10:15 am

Amazon craft sale: 12 noon – 1 pm

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Event Date: 
04/10/2016 - 9:00am to 10:15am

Eileen Flanagan will speak about the new focus of EQAT (Earth Quaker Action Team) on solar panels, which promotes both renewable energy as well as green jobs. She will also discuss effective social activism while being Spirit-led.


As our Quaker Path series winds to a close, here are links to all the previous posts, plus one resource that Chel Avery provided that's not on our website.


Worship with us!

Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting
20 E. Mermaid Lane
Philadelphia, PA 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
Fourth Sundays - 9:00 am Outdoor Meeting in the Pines

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.

Bulletin & Monthly Newsletter

Our electronic newsletter is published as near as possible to the first of the month, usually on a Friday. Bulletins are published as needed, sometimes weekly:

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 monthly meetings and one "preparative" meeting in the Philadelphia Quarter of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting.

How to support the Meeting financially

Check this page to see several ways to contribute to Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting.

What to do if you lose your password

See instructions on this page.

Phone Contact


The phone is answered on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 and 4:30, and on Sunday mornings. Feel free to leave a voicemail message for the meeting secretary, who will get back to you if necessary on a Monday or Thursday.