What is Abington Quarter?
Abington Quarter includes 9 Quaker meetings, all in Montgomery County, PA, with the exception of Richland (Bucks Co.) and Byberry (Northeast Philadelphia). There is also a Philadelphia Quarter, a Bucks Quarter, a Salem Quarter, a Caln Quarter and others.
The Meetings that make-up the Abington Quarter are:
"The Quarterly Meeting is designed to bring together a larger group for inspiration and counsel and to consider more varied interests than a Monthly or Preparative Meeting can undertake. It is composed of constituent Monthly Meetings, each of which shall appoint representatives to attend it.
A Quarter's "...more helpful function should be to aid and encourage its constituent Monthly Meetings to greater interest and service and to give its members an increasing vision of Truth." (Source: Faith and Practice of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting)
Abington Monthly Meeting
Byberry Monthly Meeting
Gwynedd Monthly Meeting
Horsham Monthly Meeting
Norristown Monthly Meeting
Plymouth Monthly Meeting
Richland Monthly Meeting
Unami Monthly Meeting
Upper Dublin Monthly Meeting
For Information about the Quarter (as a whole, as opposed to about an individual Meeting) -
For Information about the Yearly Meeting:
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting (PYM)