Who are DC area Quakers?
We’re a few hundred people spread across more than a half-dozen Quaker meetings (congregations) in the DC area. DC area Quakers consider working for peace and justice is an important part of our faith. A lot of us have causes we’re really passionate about.
Where are we?
DC area Quakers are all over the metro area. The District, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax Counties each have at least one congregation. Our meetinghouses tend to be north or west of the city, with one very large one downtown, near Dupont Circle.
Click on a pin on the map below to see the names and a little bit about each local meeting. Then click to their page to find out more.
Adelphi Friends Meeting
A larger meeting, with average attendance around 90 and a large number of children.
Alexandria Friends Meeting
About 40-50 people per week with about a dozen children. Multiple children’s classes provided.
Bethesda Friends Meeting
A medium-large group with around 70 people, meeting at Sidwell Friends School.
Friends Meeting of Washington
A larger meeting, with average attendance around 80 and active kids and teens programs. Nearby college campuses result in an active young adults group.
Herndon Friends Meeting
Langley Hill Friends Meeting
Sandy Spring Friends Meeting
A larger meeting, with two Sunday morning worship times, each with at least 50 people present. There are lots of kids.
Takoma Park Friends Meeting
A small group of fewer than ten. They are a frequent sight at local festivals and glean produce for the food pantry from the local farmers market.