New Haven Friends Meeting

Religious Society of Friends/Quakers

You are Welcome Here

 We believe that every person is loved by Divine Spirit. Our Quaker community includes people of all ages, religious backgrounds, race, education, sexual orientation, gender identities, and classes.

You are welcome to join us as you are. Dress as you feel comfortable.  We come together in worship:

  • To listen to God;
  • To know and be known by God;
  • To grow in our faith;
  • To be changed;
  • To support each other; and 
  • To help one another do what God asks us to do.

    Our time together looks like this:

    • Children gather upstairs for a family circle at 10:15, with songs and stories, then go downstairs for a children's program. All are welcome in the family circle.
    • During Meeting for Worship upstairs, we sit quietly together;
    • Listening to those who are moved by the Spirit to speak (we use a hand held microphone so all can hear clearly);
    • Shaking hands when worship is ended, led by a member of Ministry and Counsel;
    • Greeting those around us, followed by sharing food during fellowship downstairs.

    *Adapted from materials from Friends General Conference.

    If you have questions about our Meeting, contact the Clerk of Meeting - [email protected]

    What's New

    CT Students for the Dream organized this rally on November 10, in front of the New Haven church that is providing sanctuary to Marcos Reyes.  Friends National Committee on Legislation have issued this minute about the importance of the Dream Act:


    Michael Anderson has collected stories of "thin places" from Quakers in our Meeting (including his own story!).  Read the latest posting at

    Event Date: 
    11/18/2017 - 5:30pm

    Join us for a special potluck Thanksgiving dinner, at 5:30,  followed by a presentation  at 7:00 pm by Steve Whinfield and Ed Shaw about the annual meeting of Friends Committee on National Legislation.


    A Circle Turning Outward

    Fostering the web of vital Friends meetings across our region is about connecting the countless circles of Light of which each of us as Friends is a part, and helping that Light be more fully expressed in the world.  In this issue:

    QuakerBooks Transition
    In order to better serve our loyal QuakerBooks customers and meet our core goals of:
    • Continuing to strengthen the Religious Society of Friends by providing key resources 
    • Fulfilling on-line/phone order sales for Friends and spiritual seekers
    • Providing a distribution outlet for Quaker Press of FGC publications
    • Ordering books of interest to our primary audiences
    • Working to provide consignments to yearly meeting sessions and other events
    • Running a vital Gathering store

    The Quaker Religious Education Collaborative (QREC) is pleased to convene three online Conversation Circles on Quakers and the Bible. Many meetings are looking for new ways to overcome blocks or phobias that members may hold towards the Bible.


    Worship with us!

    (203) 468-7364
    225 East Grand Avenue
    New Haven, CT 06513
    United States
    Meeting Times: 

    Meeting for Worship Sun 10:30 - 11:30am (and Sept to May First Day School for children). Childcare for babies is provided year round.

    Fellowship Hour Sun 11:30 to 12:30 with light refreshments and conversation

    Handicap Accessible

    How to Get to the Meetinghouse

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    New Haven Friends Google calendar
    NHFM is entirely dependent on financial contributions from individuals. Please consider what your experience here means to you and give as you are able.

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