Friends General Conference

Together we nurture the spiritual vitality of Friends

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

Members of the meeting take care of the rose garden on the meetinghouse grounds. (Other volunteers garden in the front area.) The rose garden has developed and matured into a multicolored haven for bees and other beneficial insects, as well as providing an attractive greeting area to those who enter from the parking lot or 4th St. entrances.


Arch Street Meeting House is at 4th and Arch Streets, a block north of Market St.

Enter the meeting house on the north side of the building, toward Arch Street.


During Sunday worship services childcare is available for younger children, with our very experienced caregiver.

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The testimonies are basic principles with specific applications which are regarded as central to the belief of Friends - Quakers.


When Friends first came to Philadelphia in 1681, they gathered to worship in private homes until the first meeting house was built on the bank of the Delaware River.


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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Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia (MMFP)
320 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA, 19106
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