Friends General Conference

Nurturing faith and Quaker practice

Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch Street)

Invitation to Worship

"Be still and know that I am God"

We welcome you to our meeting for worship. We gather in worshipful silence, intending to open ourselves wholly to the Divine Spirit, which we believe is within and beyond each person. Our worship has no human leader and no planned program. Sometimes no words are spoken; sometimes a person is led to minister vocally. Each person present contributes to the depth of worship we reach as a group. The meeting is ended, usually after about an hour, by the shaking of hands initiated by persons appointed to do so, from our Worship and Ministry committee.

Information for Visitors

•  Nursery / Children / First Day School

•  Parking

Visitors are invited to join us for refreshments and conversation following the rise of meeting for worship. Please sign the visitors' book, and sign up on the clipboard if you'd like to be added to our e-list. Welcoming committee members are available to answer questions about Quakerism, and to give a brief tour of the historic meetinghouse. On Third First Days we have a potluck lunch, to which all are invited, before our meeting for business (September to June only).

If you come to worship mid-week, the format is different. We worship for about 45 minutes, and there are no refreshments served. However, the greeter will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

In case you are looking to arrange for a visit of the historic Arch Street Meeting House (the building is owned by PYM, Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, and managed by the Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust), please go here for information:

Meeting Times

First Day 10:30am, First Day School, childcare provided, parking

Mid-week meeting:  Wednesday evening worship starts at 6:00pm, and lasts 45 minutes

What's New

Event Date: 
03/25/2018 - 12:00pm
The Adult Religious Education Committee (John G., Liz P., Jarrett W.) invite members and attenders to join the committee after Meeting for Worship on Sunday March 25th for a 30 to 45 minute brainstorming session to elicit ideas for future

Arch Street Meeting House will be the starting point for the 2018 Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation on April 29, 2018. Monthly meeting members are participating in the welcoming of hundreds of walkers from many different faith communities across Philadelphia and the region. This is the first time the walk is beginning at a Friends meeting house. Participants will gather in the West Room between 1:30 and 1:45 pm for a 2:00pm start.

Signature Image: 

Assistance to PYM Friends, administered by MMFP's JMT committee


To assist financially needy PYM Friends with either a grant or a loan.



This is a series of fun events that bring Friends—and friends of Friends—together for fellowship, wine and cheese,  and networking.

All but the farm event will be held at 7:00 PM at the Arch Street Meetinghouse 4th and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA (free parking).


There is no charge to attend but an RSVP is encouraged, so we can plan refreshments, and offer directions.

Event Date: 
03/25/2018 - 5:30pm
MMFP has had great participation with our dinners at the shelter--Thanks to all who have participated so far!


During a Meeting for Worship, the people present usually include a mix of visitors, attenders, and members.


Worship with us!

office: 215-625-0627 Weds and Friday afternoons
Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (Arch St.)
320 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States
Meeting Times: 

First Day 10:30am, First Day School, childcare provided, parking

Mid-week meeting:  Wednesday evening worship starts at 6:00pm, and lasts 45 minutes


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320 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA, 19106
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