The Quaker Centre
The Quaker Centre incorporates a bookshop, café, resources area and worship space. Please call in to have a look around or talk to one of our friendly volunteers (see the video of David on the right) who will be happy to talk to you about our faith.
We are open:
Monday to Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:30 - 15:00
Due to maintenance work Friends House will be closed on Saturday 1 August, reopening as normal for Meeting for Worship on Sunday. There will be no access available to the building for anyone on this day.
Friends House will also be closed to the public from 2pm on Thursday 13 August.
Please note the amended café opening hours on the following dates:
6 July to 26 July
Monday to Friday 08:00-19:00
27 July to 4 September
Monday to Friday 08:00-18:30
The restaurant will be closed from Monday 13 July to Friday 4 September. We will be offering our summer menu in the café with BBQ Wednesdays in the courtyard.
Drop in to browse a range of titles. We stock books on a wide range of subjects including Quaker history and thought, poetry, novels, and sustainable living. We also sell FairTrade crafts and a range of calendars and postcards. Many book titles are now available to buy from the online bookshop.
The Quaker Centre Bookshop Customer Service Desk is open from 10am – 4pm Monday to Friday, to assist in any queries in person, by telephone, and online. Any in store purchases can be made outside of these hours at the Quaker Centre Café.”
Choose from a range of organic and/or locally produced cold drinks, cakes, biscuits and other snacks. Also available are porridge, soups, sandwiches, tea and very good coffee.
Resources for meetings
Quaker Centre resources for meetings consists of leaflets, books, tapes, posters, DVDs, packs and other resources for use by Quaker meetings for outreach, study groups, children and young people's meetings and all ages together.
You are welcome to use this space for quiet worship, either by yourself or joining with others. In the stillness of a Quaker meeting each person tries to draw closer to God, whatever their understanding of God may be.
During this quiet time anyone present may feel led to express a thought or feeling they are experiencing. There is no prearranged programme and no person is directing what happens. This simple way of worship is modern yet over 350 years old. It is open to anyone who will join the silence.