All Are Welcome!

Swarthmore Friends Meeting is a diverse and welcoming religious community centered around worship, fellowship, and action on social concerns. As Quakers, we believe that each person experiences God directly, without outside assistance, and we seek this direct communion with God in our silent worship. Our social witnesses spring from our calling to nurture that of God in every person.

Our meetinghouse is located on the Swarthmore College campus. We invite all to join us in worship and other activities, and to explore whether Swarthmore Meeting would be a good spiritual home for you.

Quakerism: Profound, simple, and not mysterious! Quakers talk about their faith in short videos.

Worship times: 10:00 am Sundays year-round. 

Religious Education: Children at 10:00 am each Sunday, September through May. Adults at 11:45 am on the first Sunday of each month, September through June. 

For more information, contact the Meeting secretary: 610-328-8699 or

Swarthmore Friends Meeting welcomes all who come as spiritual seekers to share in worship and participate in the activities of our life together.  We celebrate diversity in its many forms, and strive to grow and sustain a loving fellowship where all feel welcome.

Upcoming Events

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Saturday, May 23, 2015, 10:00 am

Driveway in front of Friends Meetinghouse

Swarthmore Monthly Meeting invites the community to drop off its gently used treasures (to be sold at our annual Jumble Sale in October), on Saturday, May 23rd from 10 am to 3 pm. 

We w...

Sunday, May 24, 2015, 11:45 am

Whittier Room

Forum on May 24 with Paul Joyce Collins Williams

Jesus looked at his companions and asked “But who do you say that I am?”

As North American 21st century Quakers we must stil...

Sunday, May 31, 2015, 11:30 am

Meetinghouse Library

On Sunday, May 31st at 11:30 am in the library, Barbara Grove will lead a discussion on exploring the ways the Society of Friends organizes to implement core values - e.g., meetings for business, c...

Sunday, June 7, 2015, 11:45 am

Whittier Room

Care & Counsel Committee will be sponsoring a forum on Sunday, June 7th, dealing with the evolution of our membership in the Meeting. It is inspired by Thomas Gates’ Pendle Hill pamplet “Member...