Midlothian Friends Meeting started in the fall of 1987 as an outgrowth of friends who were attending Richmond Friends Meeting, and desired to establish a meeting closer to their homes in the ‘southside’ of Richmond, in the Midlothian area. The group began by meeting in someone’s home once a month, while still attending Richmond Friends Meeting at other times.
In the fall of 1988, the Midlothian group began meeting in the old Winfree Baptist church building after the Winfree Baptists built a new sanctuary. Midlothian Friends were to meet at Winfree for almost 10 years, until July 1997. This was a time of rapid growth in Meeting.
Becoming a Monthly Meeting
Midlothian Friends was granted Preparative Meeting status by its parent meeting, Richmond, in February 1990. Finally, Midlothian Friends Meeting became its own independent monthly meeting in 1995. From 1997 to 2002 we met at the Stony Point School in Bon Air, VA