New Haven Friends Meeting

Religious Society of Friends/Quakers

You are Welcome Here

 We believe that every person is loved by Divine Spirit. Our Quaker community includes people of all ages, religious backgrounds, race, education, sexual orientation, gender identities, and classes.

You are welcome to join us as you are. Dress as you feel comfortable.  We come together in worship:

  • To listen to God;
  • To know and be known by God;
  • To grow in our faith;
  • To be changed;
  • To support each other; and 
  • To help one another do what God asks us to do.

    Our time together looks like

    • Quietly sitting together;
    • Listening to those who are moved by the Spirit to speak;
    • Children sit upstairs for the first 15 minutes.  They then may gather downstairs for a separate childrens' program until 11:30;
    • Shaking hands when worship is ended by a member of Ministry and Counsel;
    • Greeting those around us and sharing food in fellowship downstairs.

    *Adapted from materials from Friends General Conference.

    If you have questions about our Meeting, contact the Clerk of Meeting -

    What's New

    Registration Now Open for the April 8 Living Faith Gathering in Providence, RI. Sponsored by New England Yearly Meeting, a similar event in Portland, ME quickly filled. Consider now whether a day with other New England Quakers would benefit your spirit and support your concerns. There is a sliding scale for the modest registration fee.

    To register online, click HERE.


    On Wednesday, February 22 Bible Study will consider  Barack Obama's keynote at the Call to Renewal's Building a Covenant for a New America conference in Washington, D.C., in 2006. 

    We seek to gain more perspective on how people of faith can remain centered in these tumultuous days.  All are welcomed to join us.


    The New Haven Friends Meetinghouse Art Project (MAP) is an art initiative that invites NHFM members and attenders to exhibit their works of art.  The current artist is Anne Hall Higgins who graduated in 1943 from Smith College with a major in art. She then became one of the first women to graduate from Yale Divinity School.  Anne's long-standing critique of the American power structure has often been the inspiration for her art.


    Call for Action from Friends Committee on National Legislation on the Affordable Care Act.

    "As of February 9. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still law. It’s still giving tens of millions of people access to affordable health care. Now the word is that Congress doesn't want to replace Obamacare, it wants to repair it.

    What happened? You did. You’ve been telling Congress not to repeal health care reform without an adequate replacement. But we can’t let up now."


    The theme this month is "Faith Beyond Walls" (link to full text).  

    This past month, as some in power have called for walls and bans—and many more have raised voices and hands to oppose them—our faith's commitment to welcoming the sacred through welcoming the stranger feels more important than ever.  Noah Merrill, Secretary, New England Yearly Meeting

    Our Friends Meeting in New Haven approved a motion to support in spirit members of our Meeting community who participatied in the Women's March on January 21, either in Hartford or in Washington DC. Photos from events are posted here and on Facebook.

    Worship with us!

    (203) 468-7364
    225 East Grand Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06513
    United States
    Meeting Times: 

    Meeting for Worship Sun 10:30 - 11:30am (and Sept to May First Day School for children). Childcare for babies is provided year round.

    Fellowship Hour Sun 11:30 to 12:30 with light refreshments and conversation

    Handicap Accessible

    To see a full page CALENDAR for this month click HERE

    New Haven Friends Google calendar
    NHFM is entirely dependent on financial contributions from individuals. Please consider what your experience here means to you and give as you are able.

    CLICK HERE to give online