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

Click the link the <strong>Files</strong> section below to open or download the letter, which runs to 7 pages with all the signatures.


Click photo at right to see it enlarged.

Thanks to Laura Jamieson for this photograph, taken 6/5/2016.


Coookout for all families with children in our Religious Education program.
June 12, 2016 After Meeting for Worship
Enjoy lunch and hear a brief presentation from the teachers.
Celebrate the end of our year and start of our summer program.
RSVPs to

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Event Date: 
06/12/2016 - 9:00am

No matter what route we took toward the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), we may have been formed by a "religious past"—the religion of our youth or some later time in our life.

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Event Date: 
06/05/2016 - 9:00am

Does reading the Bible sometimes make you scratch your head and say “What?” Let’s put our hearts together and try to unpack some of the more perplexing parts of the social justice gospel of Luke.


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.