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"For the First Step to Peace is to Stand Still in the Light."


George Fox,  Founder of The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Quaker meeting room with sign. "There is no way to peace. Peace is the way."

We seek to be an open and inclusive faith community by welcoming all persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, social or economic background, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, immigration status, or faith background. We welcome single people, couples, and families.

What Is All "The Buzz" At Birmingham Friends?

Birmingham Friends Youth and Peace and Social Concerns Committees have teamed up to help our small corner of the world address climate change through beekeeping. Learn about the initiative that led to the Birmingham Friends Bee Yard in this video. Please see our Children and Youth Programs page to learn about the Youth and P&SC Committees' work to provide land mine detectors to nations and people who need them.

Upcoming Events & Activities

For more events and info, see our Calendar page.

Memorial to the Lost

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Participate in a dedication of the memorial of those lost to Gun Violence in Chester County

Sunday, June 23 at 1 pm 

Memorial will stand from Sunday, June 23
to Saturday, June 29, 2024

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At Downingtown Friends Meeting

800 East Lancaster Ave, Downingtown, PA 19355

The Installation is a joint project of Downingtown Friends Meeting, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting's Friends Ending Gun Violence Collaborative, and Heeding God's Call to End Gun Violence.

Additional Info and Questions? Email

Respond to Gun Viiolence

 Sessions 2024

We are Called to Healing

Healing ourselves, our local communities, and our world.

Join Us!

Saturday, July 6th to Sunday, July 7th

at Haverford College.

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Annual Sessions is one of the oldest Quaker traditions! Today, all over the world, yearly meetings gather once a year to bring together Friends from local meetings. We call them “Sessions” because meeting for worship with attention to the business of the Yearly Meeting is central to these times together.

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Concord Quarter Activities

Annual Joint Quarterly
Meeting with Western Quarter

Join Together With Others

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July 21st - 9 am: Mark your calendars for the annual Joint Quarterly Meeting with Western Quarter, hosted this year by West Chester MM in cooperation with Kennett MM. The program is being planned to connect with the broader PYM initiative, “Called to Healing.” It will focus on helping our children find positive ways to respond and helpful coping strategies to deal with the stressful challenges of Climate Change. 

August 4th - 1-4 pm: Concord Quarterly Meeting Picnic and Canoeing at Westtown Lake. A fun time with good food and conversation and a chance to take walks or take out a canoe. There will be a lifeguard on duty to monitor the canoeing.

For Birmingham Friends Meeting to continue to operate as a spiritual home, a place of worship, a caring community, and a source of inspiration to live with love, compassion, and justice toward others, it depends on the ongoing financial support of its members, attenders, and well-wishers. Click the link below if you would like to make a contribution in support of our ongoing operations.

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