Rahway and Plainfield Friends Meeting

Click for old website - contains geneological information


Map of our block

Map of surrounding area, if coming from the south

We are the Plainfield Friends, also known as Quakers. We have been in Plainfield since the 1700s, and changed as the community has changed. Today we are a continuing faith community. Our basic belief is that every person has that of God within. This shapes our faith and our social witness. We believe it is important to practice and nourish both. Thus we hold worship services, and we take action upon the world to advocate for just treatment of all.

Quakers in the twenty-first century adopt contemporary lifestyles much as other mainstream faith communities. The “Quaker” of the Quaker Oats box is a historical image that is dated by 150 years. Our spiritual community has no association with the brand or manufacturer. Today in most Quaker congregations (we call them meetings) most members and attenders are people who were not born Quaker. We offer a faith and social witness that is open to seekers.

What's New


The Meeting House has a collection of books about Quakerism and social issues. The books are cataloged on the librarything.com website.


The Story of the Friends in Plainfield


A History of Early Quaker Families

William L. Dudley
March 29, 1929


Most of the information below is from a commerative booklet published upon the occasion of the 150th Anniversary in 1938, of the construction of the present meeting house in Plainfield, New Jersey.


  This video quickly describes what is means to be a quaker. It states some of the characteristics of a quaker, prodives

definitions from different people of all races, ethnicities and backgrounds.


ARCH Caregivers Meeting - Date TBA.

Contant Barbara Andrews for details.


Worship with us!

(908) 757-5736
225 Watchung Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
United States
Meeting Times: 

Meeting for Worship
Sunday 10:30 AM

Sunday (First Day) School
10:30 AM

Fellowship following worship
11:30 AM

Potluck every first Sunday
11:30 AM