Hanover Friends Meeting


  • Please join us at Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 10:00 am. All are welcome.
  • Childcare for infants through preschool, First Day School for older children
  • Monthly Business Meeting — the second Sunday of the month at noon, except July – September

Welcome to Hanover Friends Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. We are a Quaker faith community worshipping in the unprogrammed tradition without direction from a pastor. Each Sunday, we gather together to wait in prayerful silence expecting to experience Divine presence and seeking to learn God’s will and guidance. But throughout the week, we seek to continue in a state of worship and showing our faith through living out our testimonies.

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What's New

As a faith community, Hanover Friends offered to help Revels North by managing the waste stream at their Summer Revels event on June 24, 2017. Under the direction of Penny Wright and assisted ably by the engineering of Tim McCosker, we worked throughout the afternoon and evening to RECYCLE as close to 100% of the waste generated. We built community among ourselves, did a little subtle outreach, and honored our commitment to the Kabarak Call of the Friends World Committee for Consultation to care for the earth. 


The Field Reports from the Yearly Meeting's Inter-generational trip to live and worship with our Cuban Quaker sister and brothers are fascinating. The group's scribe, Abigail Adams (Storrs) paints a vivid picture of the everyday adventures of the teens and adults on the delegation. Go to neym.org/puente to read them! And please consider joining a delegation yourself somtime in the future!  


Two carloads of Hanover Quakers joined hundreds of others at a peaceful "Accompaniment Rally" at Manchester NH's Federal Building on June 6th. Standing in the cold, drizzly weather, we listened to many inspiring speakers why it is important for ALL of us to stand with immigrants, regardless of their legal status, as the federal government pushes to find excuses, however flimsy, to deport the people who do the work of harvesting our fields, caring for our older adults, and nurturing our children. When a wage-earner is deported, her family is left broken.

Judith Pettingell and Mary Morse both have paintings hanging in the new exhibit in Hanover's Howe Library, 2nd floor. Go see them! Scot Drysdale performs regularly with the Handel Society, well worth attending their concerts. Signe Taylor is showing one of her films at the White River Indie Film Festival today at 7p. Anne Baird has photos on display in the Osher office gallery. Lisa Solbert-Sheldon has a painting hanging at DHMC in their 4th floor gallery. Penny Wright and Sarah Monego recently had quilts displayed at the Northern Lights quilt show.

About 30 (or more!) years ago, Bill Ballard planted trillum in our garden. Bill's wife Elizabeth was a founding member of Hanover Friends Meeting, and was active in the meeting for over 30 years. Even after she suffered a debilitating stroke, she attended meeting regularly, with the loving support of her husband Bill. Elizabeth died in 1992, at age 80. Bill Ballard was a renowned biologist and professor at Dartmouth College, and one of his many passions was flowers, especially wildflowers.


Worship with us!

(603) 643-4138
Hanover Friends Meeting
43 Lebanon ST
Hanover, NH 03755
United States
email: [email protected]
Meeting Times: 

Sunday Schedule

  • Meeting for Singing: Sunday, 9:35 AM
  • Meeting for Worship, Sunday, 10 AM (childcare available)
  • First Day School: Sunday, 10:15 AM (after 15 minutes in worship)


Monthly Meeting for Business

  • Second Sundays, 12:00 noon, after meeting for worship and lunch (no meeting in August)


In addition, we support the Kendal Worship Group

  • Sundays, 10 AM, Kendal at Hanover