Monday, October 29, 2007

A Visit to the Somerton Friends Meeting House












Just down the road from the Stovall house in Suffolk is the Somerton Friends Meeting House. The congregation began in 1672 after a visit to the area by Quaker leader George Fox (see the plaque above). The Quakers were opponents of the early Baptists (listen to Michael Haykin's talk). They were the charismatics of their day emphasizing the inner light and spiritual experience over doctrinal definition (see the print of "The Presence in the Midst" that hangs over the pulpit area in the Somerton meeting house).

JTR

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

What brought you to see the Somerton Meetings?

Pastor Jeff said...

I was preaching at the Providence Baptist Church (now West Suffolk Baptist Church) and staying in the neighborhood with the pastor's family. We walked by the building. Some folk were there working and let us see inside the building. It is a beautiful meeting house.

JTR

Pastor Jeff said...

I was preaching at the Providence Baptist Church (now West Suffolk Baptist Church) and staying in the neighborhood with the pastor's family. We walked by the building. Some folk were there working and let us see inside the building. It is a beautiful meeting house.

JTR