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.

Link to current Announcements & Events

Click here for more information about the “Compassionate Listening: Stories from Israel and Palestine” meeting on November 9th, 2017 at our Meetinghouse.

Recently we published a statement in response to the tragedy in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Please also see “Such a Time as This: A Response to Hate and Violence” as well as the “2017 Epistle of New England Yearly Meeting”, Ruby Sales' Plenary Message on NEYM’s Youtube channel, and the audio recordings of the 2017 Annual Sessions Bible Half-Hours by Marty Grundy.  Draft booklet of Bible Half Hour texts.

We meet for worship every Sunday morning in our meetinghouse at 11 Oxbow Pond Road in Canterbury, NH.   For directions, go to the Finding us page.  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)

For more information about Quakers, please see New England Yearly Meeting, the Wikipedia entry on Quakers, Quaker Information Center, and links to Quaker web sites.

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.

[Concord Friends Meetinghouse]

Steve Booth has made available images of the building of the meetinghouse on-line.