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Meeting time & location

Welcome. Please join our Meeting for Worship
Sundays from 10:00am – 11:00am

2012 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

First Day School (at the same address) is from 10:00am – 10:50am (then children join the Meeting)
Meeting is followed by After thoughts, Announcements and Informal Fellowship from 11:00 to 11:30.

What happens at Meeting for Worship?

The Santa Barbara Friends Meeting is an unprogrammed Quaker Meeting without a minister. Friends sit mostly in silence, although anyone who is moved to speak may do so. There is also an opportunity to share your name, add any after thoughts and make announcements after the service. Each week we close Meeting with light refreshments and there is time for informal fellowship.

Are children welcome?

As a visitor to an unprogrammed, or silent, Meeting you may be concerned about whether your children are being quiet enough.  Please don’t be. The sounds of small children and babies are welcomed, as is breast feeding. Most children have a tough time sitting silently for a full hour, so feel free to bring paper and crayons, or a book to read for older children. Your children are also very welcome to attend our supervised First Day School, which is just alongside the Meeting Room. All the children from First Day School come and sit with Meeting for the final ten minutes.

Meeting House is accessible to those with disabilities.
Visitors are always welcome.


A summary of Santa Barbara Friends’ past year’s activities can be found here

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Our Meeting is affiliated with the Southern California Quarterly Meeting and Pacific Yearly Meeting

Ojai Friends Worship Group meets every week under the care of the Santa Barbara Friends Meeting at:

506 Crestview Drive
Ojai, CA 93023

Please phone 805 640 0444 or 805 640 0444 for more information.

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