Meeting for Worship

We are the Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, popularly called Quakers. We meet for worship every Sunday at 10:30 AM for approximately one hour. We gather in silence and expectant waiting, without prearranged singing, Bible reading, prayers, or sermon. As worship proceeds, rising above individual meditation to a sense of seeking as a gathered group, there may be spoken ministry as people feel led by the Light Within to share their insights and messages. For details, see Our Meeting.

The Shrewsbury Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends reaffirms its belief that there is that of God in each individual regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We are all members of the human family. Each person is a part of the Light and a part of the whole. All are welcome to join our community in worship.

Brief History

While we trace our history back to the 1660s (we were visited in 1672 by George Fox, the founder of the Religious Society of Friends), our Meetinghouse was rebuilt in its present form in 1816, and is listed on the state and national registries of historic places. Our cemetery features the names of many local settlers, and people are welcome to visit to search for the graves of ancestors.

General Directions

The meeting house is on Rt. 35 about one mile south of Red Bank. Click the Directions link on the left for details.

From the Garden State Parkway, take Exit 109. Go east on Newman Springs Road to Route 35. Then turn right and go south on Route 35 (Broad St.) to Sycamore Avenue, and turn left. The meetinghouse is on left.

As an alternate from Garden State Parkway, take Exit 105. Go east on Route 36 (Eatontown Spur) to Wyckoff Road and turn left. Take Wyckoff Road for two lights to Route 35 and turn left. Go north on Route 35 (Broad St.) to Sycamore Avenue. Turn right, and the meetinghouse is on Sycamore to the left.