Pendle Hill Campus Closed to Visitors Through April 30th

As an act of Love for our neighbors and our nation, the Pendle Hill campus is currently closed to visitors until at least April 30th. We invite you to walk on our trails, but we ask that all other visitors and volunteers refrain from visiting us until further notice. Even though our physical, walk-in bookstore is closed, you can still purchase pamphlets, pamphlet subscriptions, and a variety of new and gently-read books through our online store.

Please join us online for worship, 8:30-9:10am Eastern each morning.


March 30 ~ Francisco Burgos Named Executive Director of Pendle Hill

The Pendle Hill Board of Directors announced today that Francisco Burgos will become Executive Director of Pendle Hill, effective September 1. Traci Hjelt Sullivan will continue as Interim Executive Director until that date.

Burgos is currently Director of Education at Pendle Hill, a position he took up in 2017. “Francisco has done a splendid job of giving new energy and depth to Pendle Hill’s offerings,” noted Maurice Eldridge, Associate Clerk of the Pendle Hill Board and Clerk of the search committee that recommended Burgos’s appointment.

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March 26 ~ Message from the Interim Executive Director

Dear Pendle Hill Friends and Family,

It’s only eight days since I last wrote to you. A lot has happened in eight days, here at Pendle Hill and throughout the world.  On campus, the cherry trees are in blossom and the daffodils in full bloom.  I am so grateful that spring’s beauty accompanies me through these challenging times

The Pendle Hill Board is deeply engaged in discerning an institutional response to the sudden drop in income caused by COVID-19 cancellations – and to the new opportunities for ministry.  I am buoyed by the Friends who join us on Zoom for worship each morning at 8:30 am Eastern.  Each morning, our attendance increases – we now number more than 100!  About six of us are physically in the Barn; nonetheless the room fills with the spiritual energy of Friends from across the continent, sprinkled with others from Australia, Great Britain, and Germany.  Worship is filled with deep silence, and messages about fear, compassion, and connection that transcends touch. Please join us!

Keep an eye on the Pendle Hill website – we may be adding other worship or worship-sharing opportunities soon.

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An Update About Pendle Hill Programs

With concern for the health and safety of our staff, guests, and far-flung community – and to stem the transmission of COVID-19 – Pendle Hill is canceling all of its educational programs from now through April 30, 2020. Also, the Pendle Hill conference “Working Towards Right Relationship with Indigenous Peoples” scheduled for April 30-May 3, is being rescheduled for August, 2020.

We continue to explore the many virtual resources that allow us to remain in service to our constituency during the challenging days ahead. We trust that you will care for yourself and others as advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). During this time of limited physical contact with each other, we encourage you to reach out to your family and friends and to remain steadfast in your relationship for the Spirit-led work we are called to do together. With our blessings,

The Pendle Hill community