See below  for information on our next gathering.

Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting is an association of Quaker Meetings in central and southern Maryland, including

Baltimore, Homewood
Baltimore, Stony Run
Little Falls
Sandy Spring
South Mountain

We meet in 3rd, 6th, and 9th months at locations rotating around the Quarter.  Our gatherings generally run from about 9am to about 3pm and consist of meeting for worship, meeting for worship with a concern for business, and a program offered by the host Meeting.  The host Meeting determines the day’s schedule.  Anyone is welcome to attend any Quaker Meeting.  The current schedule is

  • 2014 Confirmed: Baltimore-Homewood (3/9), Patuxent (6/8), and Sandy Spring (9/28)
  • 2015 Proposed – Baltimore-Stony Run (3/8), Little Falls (6/14), and Gunpowder (9/27)
  • 2016 Proposed – Annapolis (3/13), Patapsco (6/12), and Sandy Spring (9/25)

This site contains news and announcements of interest to those in our Quarter.  Please use our contact form to tell us if you have items to be posted or want to see minutes of our business meetings.  Ken Stockbridge is the current clerk.

Our mission statement is available here.

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7/13 at US Capitol – Meeting for Worship and Rally to Stop Cove Point


Quakers Say “No” to Cove Point

Sunday, July 13, 2014
Washington, DC

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Meeting for Worship: 11:30 to 12:30

Taft Memorial Park (next to the Bell Tower)
North of the United States Capitol,
on Constitution Avenue

between New Jersey Avenue and First Street

++++Bring a blanket or chair ++++

Rain Location for Worship
(To Be Decided)

The Meeting for Worship is organized by Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting –a coalition of 9 Friends (Quaker) Meetings in Central and Southern Maryland, including Patuxent Friends Meeting which is adjacent to the proposed Cove Point Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Facility. Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting has reached unity that the expansion of the Cove Point LNG facility must be stopped. See minute: http://chesapeake.bym-rsf.net/?p=469

Rally & March: 1:00 to 4:00

(Thousands are expected at this event organized by Chesapeake Climate Action Network – http://chesapeakeclimate.org/)

Location: West of the Capitol Reflecting Pool

(bordered by 3rd St and between Pennsylvania Ave. NW and Maryland Ave. SW)

We’ll come together to send a decisive message to President Obama and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission: Say “no!” to fracked gas exports at Cove Point and nationwide. The Cove Point plant poses serious safety risks to the Lusby, Maryland community, will result in increased demand for fracked gas from West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, significantly increase air pollution and worsen climate change.

For more information use our contact form.

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6/8/2014 – Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting at Patuxent


ButterfliesAttheMeetingHousePatuxent Friends Meeting

12175 Southern Connector Blvd.
Lusby, MD 20657

will be hosting

Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting
Sunday, June 8, 2014

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Come learn about inspiring work educating children in rural Senegal,
plus learn on site and in person about the Cove Point Natural Gas facility
that would export fracked gas! Continue reading

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Maryland Quakers Oppose Cove Point Facility Expansion


At a meeting for worship with a concern for business, held at Baltimore-Homewood Friends Meeting on 3/9/2014, Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting (CQM) of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) approved the following minute:

Minute to Oppose the Expansion of the
Cove Point Natural Gas Facility

Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting is a gathering of Friends (also known as Quakers) from nine local Meetings in Maryland ranging in location from Harford and Baltimore Counties in the north through Baltimore City and Howard County to Montgomery and Calvert Counties in the south.  As Friends, we believe that we have a moral and spiritual responsibility to examine, maintain, and improve our relationship with Nature.

The proposed expansion of the Cove Point natural gas facility in Calvert County to include a natural gas liquefaction plant and export terminal would have major detrimental environmental consequences if approved and built.   Continue reading

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3/9/2014 – Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting at Homewood


Please join us for

Chesapeake Quarterly Meeting

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Sunday, March 9, 2014
Remember to turn your clocks ahead!

Hosted by
Baltimore-Homewood Friends Meeting

3107 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Fracking & Cove Point:  A Spiritual Concern?

Karie Firoozmand, Stony Run Friends Meeting
Anne Lusby Harrison, Patuxent Friends Meeting

About the Program

The proposed expansion of the Cove Point Liquefied Natural Gas Terminal in Lusby, Maryland has emerged as a major environmental concern for the State of Maryland. We will show a brief film which reviews the Cove Point project followed by a panel discussion. Karie Firoozmand has been raising up issues of environmental stewardship and justice among Friends, trying to discover where the seeds of injustice can be replaced with those of right relationship. Anne Lusby Harrison is clerk of the Peace and Social Concerns Committee for Patuxent Meeting which is located in Lusby near the Cove Point facility and will speak about the Calvert County responses to the project.

The speakers provided a variety of resources and handouts, including:

Information on the Cove Point Facility and Fracking:

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