This artist's rendition of the AFM
meeting house was commissioned by Bonnie Peregoy and is the work of Joseph
Harrison Snyder, website link
here. Joe is located in Washington DC.
Annapolis Friends Meeting
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)
Dubois Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401, USA
All visitors to this site wishing to inquire about facilities rentals are
urged to go to the Rental Information page (left above) and follow the
guidance there. Please do not leave phone messages on our main
number above, but rather refer rental inquiries to our BUC (Building Use
Coordinator), Carol Brantley, as described.
Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 11am
Early Morning Meeting for
Worship also gathers at 8 am every Second, Fourth and Fifth (when they
occur) Sundays of the month
Meeting for Worship with
Attention to Business every first Sunday of every month at 9 am
We warmly welcome you to join us.
Our core belief
is that each human being is endowed with an inner light or divine spirit.
Many of us define that as God, but our community also includes individuals
of other faith traditions, as well as agnostics, atheists and non-theists.
Annapolis Friends Meeting is a welcoming community committed to supporting
your spiritual journey.
We invite you to gather
with us as we practice in the historic tradition of the Religious Society
of Friends. We sit quietly together in expectant silence to know the presence of the
divine spirit and to wait for that “still small voice.” Sometimes the silent worship is punctuated by a
simple spoken message by anyone moved to do so.
Do you value an engaged
life? Quakers embrace and practice peace, simplicity, equality, integrity,
community and stewardship of the earth.
We’re glad you’ve found us here
the home page
Annapolis Friends Meeting. We
welcome you to take the next step and join us in presence.
We are a spiritual fellowship where all people of the widest
diverse personal, spiritual and social backgrounds are always welcome. Our
meeting house is wheelchair accessible and has a hearing assistance
system. We are located on Dubois Road which is a left off of North
Bestgate (just past the large St. John Neumann Catholic Church) all the
way at the end on the left.
Meeting for Worship
11:00 am – 12:00 pm.
First Day School (Sunday School) and childcare are provided for the
children and youth during this time. There is
also an Early Morning Meeting for Worship
for those who prefer to gather earlier at 8:00
am every second, fourth (and fifth, when there is one) Sunday, sometimes
held outside when the weather allows. While child care is not
available during this earlier gathering, parents and children are welcome
to gather with us together.
Monthly Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business
9:00 am – 10:45 am on the first Sunday ("First Day" of the week in Quaker
parlance) of each month, except in August when we do not convene during
the traditional gathering of our Baltimore Yearly Meeting which takes many
away from our area. Following business meeting is the usual 11:00
Meeting for Worship.
Luncheon usually occurs on the FOURTH First Day (again, fourth
Sunday) after Meeting for Worship. ALL are invited to join in the
potluck luncheon. Meal contributions are welcome, of course, but are
NOT required as prerequisite to attendance. All that is required --
bring your hunger and fellowship! We love to meet and greet.
Our Newsletters and
Calendars of Events (both in-house and
rental events) are detailed on those pages accessible to the left.
our committees, broader
Quaker organizations, and interfaith alliances,
Annapolis Friends Meeting acts locally and thinks globally on the great
concerns of our time such as: world peace, alternatives to violence,
racial justice, homelessness, LGBTQ rights, and protection of the
Friends, as a new feature we are posting the minutes of the latest Meeting
for Worship with Attention to Business so as to give them more timely
publication, and to also allow visitors to this page a more real time
schedule of upcoming AFM events and activities. You may view these
by clicking the Newsletters and Minutes item on the left.
For those wishing a contemporary informational discussion of Quaker
[This will take you to QuakerSpeak on YouTube and away from the AFM web
We also wish to remind our community of the decision undertaken
by Annapolis Friends Meeting in September 2015 to commit ourselves to the citizens action
campaign as described in the following. Although we have had to
replace this banner three times now due to anonymous vandalism (and we are
just one of various faith communities in the Annapolis area supporting
this movement and experiencing repeated vandalism), we view this as
a challenge to our conviction in this matter. We believe we have no
recourse, and will continue to display this banner, and hope that those
who have contrary ideas rather feel moved to attend a meeting with us, or any of the
various other area faith congregations also committed to this dialog. We wish to know why there are
those who feel somehow threatened by this statement of support for those
particularly subject to institutional injustice in our nation.
If you wish to participate and learn more about
the continuing Quaker struggle with racism in
our lives and in the larger institutions in our world, please join with us. We want to hear all innermost
spiritually led convictions from the light that
each of you brings to the meeting.
Please send any comments about the website to
Wes Jordan (Clerk of Meeting and Web Manager)
Annapolis Friends Meeting is a a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.