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 40-page PDF.

What's New

Signature Image: 

The photographs in the slideshow on this page were scanned from very small black-and-white prints that had been glued to the pages of a photograph album.

Signature Image: 

Introduction to Mindfulness

An all-day introduction led by Deborah Cooper to the principles and practices of Mindfulness Meditation. (This session is not at St. Martin's but at Springboard Meditation Sangha, 530 Carpenter Lane.)

On Tuesdays, Deborah holds a weekly "mindfulness practice and discussion" from 6pm to 7:15pm at St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Click here to download a flyer.


The Adult Class on December 4, 2016, examined the "Beauty Testimony" from the perspectives of Quaker history (Signe Wilkinson), the role of art in life (Diane Dunning), and the artistic aspects of landscaping (Cyane Gresham).

Signature Image: 

See the Files area, below, for links to download documents that relate to the Meeting's burial ground at Plymouth Friends Meeting:

  • Burial Ground Rules
  • Schedule of Graves
  • Plan of Cemetery

The Property Committee report at the November 20, 2016, business meeting mentioned the possibility of installing ceiling fans in the Social Room the better to distribute the air that we cool or heat to make that room comfortable. Some Friends expressed interest in seeing what such fans look like. Here are links to two vendors' offerings.


Worship with us!

Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting
20 E. Mermaid Lane
Philadelphia, PA 19118-3505
United States

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 [email protected]. 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 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.