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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.

 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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Help Refugees Gain a New Life

Birmingham Friends and the West Chester Area Refugee Resettlement Project

Help Us Help Others

Since July of 2023, WCARRP, together with Friends from Birmingham Meeting, have been working on gaining certification as a Private Sponsor Group through Welcome Corps (, a program established by the U.S. Department of State to empower everyday Americans to help refugees rebuild their lives here in the U.S. As a team we are tasked with securing and furnishing initial housing, assisting our newcomers in finding employment, connecting them with government and local resources (e.g., for food, medical care, ESL classes) and orienting them to American culture and our community.

We received our certification to be a private sponsor this past fall, and we have been matched to 2 adult refugees. We have begun the process of helping this couple settle into their new home in West Chester, PA, and they are now finding work and beginning to take over managing their new lives here.

If you are so moved, we invite you to contribute toward helping two
newcomers transition to their new lives in our community. You can use the link below to give through PayPal Giving Fund or send a check to Birmingham Friends Meeting with "Refugee Resettlement" in the memo line. 

Refugee Resettlement

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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