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Sunday mornings 

10:30 A.M.

in our Meetinghouse
(Childcare provided)

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Downingtown Friends Meeting
800 E. Lancaster Ave.  Downingtown, PA 19335         PHONE 610-269-4223

We at Downingtown Friends Meeting are a spiritually led, socially conscious, vibrant and welcoming faith community known as the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers. With deep Christian roots, we believe in direct communion with God, continuing revelation without dogma and clergy, and the affirmation of the Light of God in everyone. We express our faith through our beliefs in simplicity, integrity, equality, stewardship, and peace. We invite people of all faiths, backgrounds, and lifestyles to worship with us in seeking a spiritual path.

We are an active community entering our third century in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Adults can take part in a variety of discussions, both religious and Meeting related, book groups, cooperative dinners, Bible study sessions, and social justice initiatives [link to P & SC Page]. Our children enjoy our excellent Sunday School program for pre-K to high school students. Our Meeting comes together for monthly potluck lunches, our annual Friends Fall Festival, our candlelight Christmas program, and Camp Swatara, a weekend family retreat with Friends from other meetings.



Our Worship

We center ourselves to still our minds and hearts and await the voice of God in silent expectation. We may be moved to share a message which often lends guidance to our worship.

Meeting for Worship is a celebration where we give praise for all the good in our lives and rejoice in God's creation.

It's the time when we reflect on steering the challenges in our lives, to connect with the power of good in all people, to contemplate service to others, and to practice the power of forgiveness.

A handshake ends our Meeting for Worship.

Regular Meeting Activities

We worship in our meetinghouse from 10:30-11:30 A.M. every Sunday.

Before worship, we hold Opening Exercises, short presentations by a volunteer, along with hymn singing and announcements, from 10:00-10:30 A.M. in our Schoolhouse (the larger building) from September through May.

Children from kindergarten to high school age attend Sunday School from 10:30-11:15 A.M. every Sunday from September through June. If you have pre-school children, there’s nursery and child care available during worship. Children join their parents in worship in the meetinghouse at 11:15.

On the second Sunday of each month from September through June, we have a potluck lunch we call Eating Meeting, held immediately following Meeting for Worship. It's a great place to meet us. And don't feel you need to bring food. There's usually plenty for all.

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We believe in:

  • The Light of God in everyone

  • Direct communion with God

  • Continuing revelation

  • A personal experience with God

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Read An Introduction to Downingtown Friends.

Read Thoughts of Downingtown Friends
on how they came to attend our Meeting.

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read our Annual Report

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