In response to the coronavirus epidemic, Beacon Hill Friends Meeting has suspended its physical events for now. Please check here for any updates as the situation evolves. In the meantime, if you seek spiritual companionship or have any questions about our meeting, please reach out to us at email@example.com. We'd be happy to hear from you!
Meanwhile, if you would like to explore virtual (online) Quaker meetings for worship, here are some good places to start:
Online meetings in New England:
Daily virtual worship at Pennsylvania's Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat Center:
Online Quaker worship throughout the world:
Who are the Quakers
Quakers practice a religion of experience, a contemporary, simple, and radical faith. Quakers are also called Friends.
Quakers believe . . .
Every person is known by God and can know God in a direct relationship.
Many Quakers consider themselves Christians, and some do not. Many Quakers find meaning and value in the teachings of many faiths.
Quakers strive to live lives that are guided by a direct encounter with the Divine, more than by teachings about the Divine. Quaker terms for the Holy include God, the Seed, the Light Within, and the Inward Teacher, among others. Testimonies are ways that Quakers have found to express our experience of the Divine in our lives. Some of the best recognized testimonies include simplicity, integrity, equality, community, and peace.
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Sunday Meeting for Worship at Beacon Hill Friends Meeting has been canceled until further notice due to concerns surrounding the Covid-19 virus.
6 Chestnut St., Boston, MA 02108
Phone: (617) 227-9118
BHFM is working on making our historic space accessible to everyone.
Our primary entrance is up a flight of stairs and we have a sidewalk level entrance to the meeting room that can accommodate small and standard size wheelchairs (the turning radius is too small for large motorized chairs). On the meeting room level, we have a single-user, gender-free bathroom with wall-mounted handrails and ample space for chairs and/or aides. We are not scent free, but tend to be low-scent.
We have a FM audio system with headsets for sound amplification available at the main entrance or upon request.
A program for children 5 and older, offered two Sundays each month between September and June. From 10:45am-11:30am. Upcoming dates on our Youth at BHFM page.
Meeting for Business
Held each month from September to June, generally on the first Sunday of the month, after Meeting for Worship. Upcoming dates for Meeting for Business as well as other Meeting events can be found on our calendar page.