Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice
Meeting for Worship in Moorestown and Mount Laurel, NJ

About Mt Laurel Meetinghouse

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Oldest extant meetinghouse in Burlington Coumty

1694 William Evans II and Elizabeth Hanke Evans built a house on Mount Laurel

Meeting for Worship was held in homes until a Meetinghouse was built Date unclear

1703  the marriage of Henry Clifton and Joan Engle took place in Meetinghouse in Evesham

1717 William Evans deeded 166 acres to meeting and anew meetinghouse was built.

1750 Evesham Prepatory Meeting was approved as a Monthly Meeting

1760 Meetinghouse expanded with what is now east side of current building.

June 18-20, 1778 General Sir Henry Clinto's British Troops camped on site.

1783 established first school in Evesham now Mt Laurel

1795 brick schoolmaster's house built. Now caretaker's house.

1798 the 1717 meetinghouse  was dismantle and materials reuse to erect west side of cuurent bulding.

1956 Evesham Monthly Meeting was "laid down." Its archives, assets and
business matters were paced under the care of Moorestown Monthly Meeting.

First day worship continued with heat fromwood stove and outhouses.
In 1970s worship was limited to wrm months due to woodstove
decommised for fire safety.

1981 Meetinghouse listed on th NJ Register of Historic Places

Since 1990 members and attenders have modernized the Building

Thanks to John Coles for information.