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Stafford Quaker Meeting

 

In the late 17th century Quakers, were meeting in the Stafford area in private dwelling houses and later in a Meeting House that predated our present one, which was built in 1730. Apart from brief periods when the meetings were moved to other locations for convenience, Quakers have been worshipping at the Stafford Meeting House since its construction in 1730.

To read a touching story of how Quakers in Stafford and Uttoxeter were saved from a brutal gaoler click here.

 

 

An Invitation

Quakers share an approach to life, not a set of beliefs, and so do not seek to convert anyone.  If you would like to see if the Quaker way may suit you, you are very welcome to attend one of our Meetings for Worship. You can find out more about the Quaker way and our Meetings for Worship on our Home Page and in About Quakers.

Meetings for Worship  

Every Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m

Wednesdays (for 30mins, starting with a 2 minute introduction to Quaker worship) on the following dates:

8am start 5 Oct, 2 Nov, 7 Dec 2016, 4 Jan, 1 Feb, 1 Mar 2017   (and continuing on 1st Wed of every month)

11am start -   5 & 19 Oct, 2 & 16 Nov, 7 & 21 Dec 2016, 4 & 18 Jan, 1 & 15 Feb, 1 & 15 Mar 2017   (and continuing on 1st & 3rd Wed of every month)

You are welcome to stay on for a drink and/or a chat after Meeting, or just to go.

 

Children and young people  are always welcome. Please enquire whether separate provision may be available on a Sunday. It is not available at midweek worship.

Past Events. Occasionally we organise outings when many of us go out together for the day for a walk in the country or to somewhere of special interest.  Our most recent outing was to Dolgellau where we had a very enjoyable and enriching day exploring the history of early Quakers in Wales.  See "Our Trip To Dolgellau" for further detail and photos.

Sometimes we organise talks and workshops that are of interest not only to Quakers but also members of the general public.  Recently we were fortunate enough to have a very special guest speaker, Laura Shipler Chico from Kenya who lead a workshop on "Holding Leaders to Account: Sustainability and Nonviolent Social change in Kenya."

Room lettings: Enquiries to Margaret Crossland - 01785 664793

Other enquiries:
Email: stafford@quaker.org.uk
Tel: 01889 881345 (Rob Horton)
Write: Stafford Quakers, Foregate Street, Stafford ST16 2PX

Location.  The Meeting House (Friends MH on the map below) is on the right-hand side of Foregate Street (A34) when approaching from Stafford town centre. It is about 100 metres past the Gaol Square roundabout and just before the pelican crossing

Parking.  Limited parking at the Meeting House, other parking nearby, but be aware that the free car park opposite the Meeting House (i.e. by Wickes DIY store) is limited to 2 hours maximum, after which cars are wheel clamped. Gaol Road long-stay car park (see map) is 4 up to 6pm and free thereafter and all day Sunday.

Directions.

By Road. 

From the south or east take the Queensway to the Gaol Square roundabout (north of the town centre). Go two-thirds of the way around the roundabout and head north towards Stone on the A34. The Meeting House is about 100 metres on the right. If the MH car park is full proceed through the pedestrian traffic lights to the next set of lights (by Halfords) and turn left, then right at the roundabout.  You should then be able to find an on-street parking spot. (NB. The car parks by Wickes and Lidl are short stay parks that use wheel clamps). If you cannot find a parking spot return to the Gaol Square roundabout and turn first left into Goal Road where you will find a long-stay car park on the left after about 100 metres.

From the west (A518), turn left at the traffic light just over the railway bridge. Go past the railway station, then turn right at the first mini-island and left at the next. Go straight across the next roundabout and in about 300 metres you get to the Gaol Square roundabout. Turn left onto the A34 heading north towards Stone and the Meeting House is 100 metres ahead on the right. (the directions from here are the same as above).

From the north (A34), the Meeting House is on the left about 100 metres after the traffic lights by Halfords.

 

By Public Transport & Foot

From Stafford town centre head north along the pedestrianised main street (i.e. past M&S on your right) towards Gaol Square. Cross over the roundabout and into Foregate Street (A34 to Stone). The Meeting House is about another 100 metres on the right.

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