Ongoing Vigils

If you would like your vigil listed here, please send an email with the pertinent information to: or call 603-228-0559.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VIGILS listed alphabetically by town

ANTRIM Saturdays, 11 am-noon. Silent protest – in support of our troops, but against the war. In front of the Antrim Town Hall, Main St. (Rt 202). Bring your own sign, or just come stand with me.

BRISTOL Wednesday Witness for Peace. 7:30 pm weekly cande-light vigil.  Jct. Rtes. 104 and 3A (across from the Post Office in Bristol).

CLAREMONT Saturdays, noon-1 pm. Bring Them Home NOW! vigil.  Washington St, corner of Winter (in front of Rite-Aid). Park at rear of Birney’s mini-mart lot diagonally across the intersection. We have lots of signs OR bring your own.  Contact: Jom Romer 542-6124.

DOVER Saturdays 11-noon. Peace Vigil on the traffic island at the corner of Central Ave. & Washington St. in Dover sponsored by the Seacoast Peace Response and War Resistor’s League of Southeastern NH. This vigil will take place as long as the U.S. continues to bomb or in any way attack another country.  Contact: Dave Diamond 749-9159 or or Tom Jackson 498-3580 (cell)

DURHAM 2nd and 4th Fridays each month, noon-3 pm at Memorial Park.  For more info contact

EXETER Thursdays, 5-6 pm. Peace vigil in front of Town Hall. Contact Peggi McCarthy or Bob Moore for more information.

GOFFSTOWN Wednesdays from 5:30-6 pm at the Goffstown Town Common sponsored by Neighbors Advancing Non-violence.  All are welcome.

HANOVER Fridays, 3 pm. Sponsored by Youth in Black of Hanover HS. On the Green.

HENNIKER Saturdays 11-11:30 am in front of the Congregational Church.  Sponsored by the Henniker Peace Group.

KEENE Saturdays.  Weekly Peace Vigil from 11am to noon at Central Square.

MANCHESTER every Thursday from 12-1 on the corner of Mechanic and Elm.  Will Thomas is usually there, email him for info

NASHUA Saturday Peace Vigil, 11-noon at City Hall Plaza.

NEW LONDON Fridays, 5:30 pm on the corner of Main St and Pleasant St. Cancelled if raining hard. Contact Sara Smith 526-7506

PETERBOROUGH Saturdays noon-1 pm, Vigil for Peace, rain or shine. We have been holding our weekly peace vigil at the Peterborough Town House on the corner of Main and Grove Sts. since September 2001.  Contact Jim Giddings 878-3702

PLYMOUTH Wednesdays 11:30-1:00 pm. We leaflet and hold banners such as “The Practice of Peace Leads to Peace” – Pope John Paul II; “True Peace is Not Merely the Absence of Tension, It is The Presence of Justice” – Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.; “How Shall We All Work For Peace?” (wording arrived by Plymouth Area Peace Action following 9/11.  All are welcome on Plymouth Common, across from the Post Office.  Contact Lynn Chong 934-6486

ROCHESTER Fridays from 5:30-6:30 pm. Silent vigil in front of the Parson Main statue on Main St., sponsored by the Department of Peace group and the Farmington Progressive Group.  Assemble in the municipal parking lot behind Slim’s Tex Mex restaurant.  We will have candles and simple peace signs to let passers-by know why we are there. Contact Pat

WEST LEBANON Saturdays 11:30-1 pm  Peace Vigil on the grass in front of the 7-Barrel Brewery.


KENNEBUNK Sundays noon-1 pm at the Peace Pole by the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church. Contact Carol Spalding 204-641-8663 or Mary Stiler 207-282-2023

WELLS Sundays noon – 12:30 pm. Women in Black stand in silent vigil in front of the Ocean View Cemetery located on Rte 1 in Wells, across from the Junior High School. Women in Black is an informal group and all women are invited to join us as they are able. Please wear black when possible. The vigil now includes men wearing black arm bands. Contact Betty Williams 207-646-5772


ANDOVER Sundays at noon.Shawsheen Square Peace Witness.  Corner of Rte 28 and Rte 133.  Initiated by the Lawrence Friends Meeting. Contact Allan Sifferlen at

ANDOVER Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7-8 pm, Saturdays 10:45-noon. (In good weather 10-noon) and Sundays 12-1 pm. at the Old Town Hall, Main St.  Sunday vigil at the corner of Rtes 28 & 133.  Sponsored by the Merrimack Valley People for Peace. Contact Lou Bernieriat 978-475-6847 or email Don Abbot at

ANDOVER Tuesday mornings 5:45-6:45 am at the entrance to Raytheon, Rte 133, just off Rte I-93.  Raytheon Peacemakers Vigil. Contact Arthur Brien at 978-686-4418

NEWBURYPORT Sundays noon-1 pm, weekly Peace Vigil in Market Square. Contact Niki Rosen 978-463-3208


BRADFORD Thursdays at 7:30pm. Coos Peace and Justice Alliance presents Free Thursday Evening Series at the Middle Earth Music Hall in Bradford.  Speakers begin each Thursday at 7:30 pm and are followed by a short discussion period for people to share thoughts, comments and questions about the evenings topic. Come and meet new people, take advantage of great food at the Middle Earth and take part in a community discussion of the things that matter.  Doors open at 7 pm for food and beverage.  Contact Coos Peace or Chris Jones 802-222-4778