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.
It’s online. To receive the link for Online Meetings, contact the Meeting secretary.

In the interest of public safety, Swarthmore Friends Meeting will be sharing Meeting for Worship using Zoom. If you would like to have the Zoom link for meeting for worship Sunday morning at 10 am Eastern, or Wednesday morning at 10 am Eastern, contact the Meeting secretary at the address or telephone number below. Meeting for Worship is now being held in person and on Zoom.

Religious Education: Children at 10:00 am each Sunday, September through May.

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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Sunday, June 5, 2022, 10:00 am

Northbrook Canoe Company on the Brandywine, 1812 Beagle Road, West Chester, PA

To celebrate the beginning of summer, the Meeting will have a canoe trip down the Brandywine, followed by a picnic lunch at the Northbrook Canoe Company, in West Chester! If interested, contact the...

Friday, September 23, 2022, 3:00 pm

Ridley Creek State Park

Swarthmore Friends Meeting’s Retreat will be held at Ridley Creek State Park, Pavilion 13, September 23-25, 2022. Friends and families are invited to camp out or to come a...

Sunday, November 20, 2022, 11:30 am

Trotter Teaching Tent

Swarthmore Meeting and Swarthmore College’s Public Safety Office and the Interfaith Center are teaming up to have a picnic to help build a stronger sense of community on the campus. Come join...