Saylesville Meetinghouse, Lincoln, Rhode Island

Built in 1704 and expanded in 1745, the Saylesville Meetinghouse has been in continuous use as a gathering place for the Quakers for over 300 years. The modest design of the meetinghouse emulates the 18th century Quakers’ mandate for simplicity and plainness—allowing for clarity in purpose and desire so that one may “Walk cheerfully over the earth answering that of God in every person”.


  1. Cindy Fanning says

    This is a wonderful representation of a sacred space for which I hold a boat load of gratitude. Thank you for a visual memory that matches the atmosphere I find when entering. Simplicity, comfort, and history.

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