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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. They are open to everyone. Quakers gather for a quiet hour in communion before God, during which anyone may speak 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.
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 October 2010, is near the border of Concord and Canterbury and is shared with the Appalachian Mountain Teen Project. Below is an image (taken by Steve Booth) of the meetinghouse under construction on 2nd November 2009 in the light of the moon. Follow this link for more images of the building of the meetinghouse, Steve Booth has made them available online.