The key to the development of Quakerism is the understanding of corporate guidance, which tests and informs individual leadings. At the heart of this is the meeting for worship where Christ, the Inward Light, is present and is met. Faith and Practice (Britain Yearly Meeting)
Established in 1924, Ararat Friends Meeting is a programmed meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, commonly called Quakers. We are located in west-central North Carolina, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Please take your time and browse our Website. Get to know the Quakers' rich Christian heritage in the About Quakers link. If you would like to know more about Ararat Friends Meeting, please check our History link. But we would really like for you to know us. Please come and be warmly welcomed by our membership as we meet for worship Sundays, 11 a.m.
Directions from Winston-Salem, NC: From Hwy. 52 N, take the Cook School Rd. Exit (Exit 136) Turn Left. Go approximately 0.2 miles, bear Right at the fork. Cook School Rd. becomes Old US 52. Go 1.3 miles. Turn Left and stay left onto Ararat Rd. for 2.8 miles. The Meeting House is on the right hand side. Drive time, approx. 50 minutes. See contact information below.