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Centre Monthly Meeting (1995- ) Records

 Collection — othertype: SW/Ph/C413
Identifier: QM-Ph-C413

Scope and Contents

Records include: membership records, minutes, financial records, and miscellaneous, 1995-present. Also includes minutes of the Centre Preparative Meeting and Centre Meeting Committee of Hockessin Monthly Meeting, 1969-1995. Digital meeting minutes, committee reports, membership statistics, burial ground policy, and financial records, 2009-2021.


  • 1969-2021


Limitations on Accessing the Collection

Collection is open for research. Access may be provided via digital or microfilm copy, per repository policy.

Copyright and Rights Information

Copyright has not been assigned to the Repositories All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the individual Meeting or its successor. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Repositories as the holder(s) of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by reader.

Biographical / Historical

A seasonal meeting for worship at Centre was established in 1687 by Newark [Kennett] Monthly Meeting. The first Center Monthly Meeting was established in 1807 by Western Quarterly Meeting out of Kennett Monthly Meeting. The Orthodox monthly meeting was merged into Kennett Monthly Meeting (Orthodox) in 1831. Center Monthly Meeting (Hicksite) changed its name to Hockessin Monthly Meeting in 1955.

In the 1980s a weekly meeting for worship was again held at the Centre meeting house. The following decade Centre became a preparative meeting under Hockessin Meeting. In 1995, Centre was established as a monthly meeting for a second time by Western Quarter.

The name of this meeting is often spelled "Center."


1.5 Linear Feet

0.1 Gigabytes (6 URLs)



Physical Location

This collection is stored at the Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College.

Immediate Source of Acquisition


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Find It at the Library

Most of the materials in this catalog are not digitized and can only be accessed in person. Please see our website for more information about visiting or requesting reproductions from Quaker Meeting Records at Haverford College Quaker & Special Collections and Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College Library