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About Concord Friends Meeting
The ‘silent’ meetings started by George Fox and his followers are still the center of Quaker life. You are welcome here for a quiet hour in communion before God, during which anyone may ‘speak out of the silence’ if moved by the Spirit. On some occasions, there may be no one who speaks. On other occasions, there may be one or several messages. If you enter after a Meeting for Worship has begun, you are welcome to quietly take a seat.
Shortly after the tragedies in Paris and Beirut, the presiding clerk and the secretary of New England Yearly Meeting of Friends published a statement on behalf of Quakers in New England. You can find it here. [http://neym.org/news/choosing-love-season-fear-new-england-quakers-respond-paris-attacks]
We meet for worship every Sunday morning in our meetinghouse at 11 Oxbow Pond Road in Canterbury, NH. See the Location tab above for directions. For more information, go to the FAQ page that drops down beneath the About tab. Please come and visit.
Our schedule on a typical Sunday follows. On second Sundays of the month, the end of our regular worship service is followed by a pot luck lunch and then a Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business. Other programs may follow worship, particularly on fourth Sundays of the month.
- 10·00 - 10·15 : Worship through song
- 10·15 - 11·15 : Worship (unprogrammed) and young people’s ‘First-Day School’
- 11·15 - 11·30 : Introductions & announcements
- 11·30 - 12·00 : Tea or coffee, talk (optional)
You may also wish to look at New England Yearly Meeting’s Faith & Practice.
Here is our current calendar.
The meetinghouse, completed in 10th Month in 2010, is near the border of Concord, Boscawen and Canterbury, and is shared with the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project. Below is an image of the meetinghouse on the 22nd of 4th Month in 2014.
Steve Booth has made available images of the building of the meetinghouse on-line.