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.

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 this page for access to the directory as a downloadable PDF.

What's New

Philadelphia Quarter Program
The temperature is above freezing for the first time in weeks.
Early worship outdoors 9-10 am
Worship 10:30-11:30

12:30 pm Sunday February 22
with potluck lunch before (fingerfood)

Come talk with other Quakers about  “What is the work we need to do to become an inclusive community that makes each of us feel we belong, are valued and have a role?”


The Adult Religious Education Committee offered a focused conversation on vocal ministry on February 8.  A thoughtful group of Friends gathered to share their experience of this essential part of our meeting life.  The sense of our lively


Due to the likelihood of significant snow this evening (Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015), we are cancelling the "Potluck and Process" evening with Deborah Fisch.  A new date will be scheduled as soon as possible.  Questions?  Ellen Deacon 215-247-0670,


Thanks to the entire Meeting for your generous response to the 2014 Simple Gifts Bazaar. Your support helped two disadvantaged families to have a happy Christmas and allowed our own First Day School children to gain an awareness of the needs of others and the difference their individual efforts can make.


On Saturday, December 6, approximately 300 people participated in the “Flood PNC” national day of action coordinated by Earth Quaker Action Team to demand that PNC Bank stop financing companies engaged in mountaintop removal coal mining. The day included actions at 31 locations in 12 states and the District of Columbia, with a few held Friday afternoon to accommodate local bank schedules. Six took place in the Philadelphia area, including one where Green Street Meeting closed their PNC account.


1. Meeting for Worship

  • Are our meetings for worship held in stilled, expectant waiting upon God?
  • As we worship is there a living silence in which we are drawn together by the power of God in our midst?

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

Wednesdays Meeting for Worship - 7:00 pm

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.

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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.

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.