Picture of Meeting House


Annapolis Friends Meeting
of the
Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

351 Dubois Rd., Annapolis, MD 21401, USA


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Meeting for Worship every Sunday at 11am

Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business every first Sunday of every month at 9 am



Welcome to the web page of the Annapolis Friends Meeting,  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.

Our Sunday Meeting for Worship is from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm. First Day School (Sunday School) and childcare are provided for the children and youth during this time. Our monthly Meeting for Worship with a Concern for Business is from 9:00 am – 10:45 am on the first Sunday ("First Day" of the week in Quaker parlance) of each month. Following business meeting is the usual 11:00 Meeting for Worship.

Our Potluck Luncheon now occurs on the FOURTH First Day (again, 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, at a minimum -- 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.

We warmly welcome you to join us in worship. In the historic practice 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” of the living God to lead each and every one of us. There is no prearranged program or outward sacrament, nor any "pastor" or clergy to lead us.  We all share in the ministry of silence, sometimes punctuated by a simple spoken ministry by anyone moved to do so.

Why?  Our core belief is that God endows each human being with a measure of the Divine Spirit, or Inward Light. As we grow in awareness of this Light and submit ourselves to its leadings, we are enabled to live in conformity to the will of God. We have no formal creed but embrace the testimonies which Friends have practiced since our beginnings over 350 years ago, namely: simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship of the earth.

Through 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 environment.

We welcome you to join us!



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.

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Wes Jordan (Clerk of Meeting and Web Manager)

The Annapolis Friends Meeting is a a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.