Meetinghouse opens for season of worship
Jamestown's old Quaker Meetinghouse, the oldest house of worship on both Conanicut and Aquidneck Islands, will open for worship services this Sunday, May 4, at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend the unprogrammed, largely silent form of worship still practiced by Quakers today.
The building is much as it was when it was rebuilt after the Revolutionary War. Under the care of the Jamestown Historical Society since 1996, the meetinghouse is without heat or plumbing, but is used in the warmer months for religious services and the occasional wedding or memorial service in the Quaker tradition.
The building has been on the National Register of Historic Buildings, and was recognized as "one of the best examples of small eighteenth century Meetinghouse in New England."
The public is invited to view the building, which is opened by the historical society several times a year.
Weekly worship services at the meeting house will be held Sundays through September.