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Memorial to Quaker Service at the National Memorial Arboretum

Wolverhampton Meeting House Roofing Fund Appeal

 

Wolverhampton Quaker Meeting

Quakers have been meeting in Wolverhampton since the late 17th century, but following a general period of decline the Meeting closed in 1806. It was not revived until 1896 when Friends met in rooms situated at the top of Darlington Street where it meets Victoria Street. They continued to meet there until the Meeting House in Horseman Street was opened in 1903. Since then it has grown to be the largest Meeting in Staffordshire. The current Meeting House was opened in 1969 and is the third in Wolverhampton's history. It has three main rooms plus a kitchen, showering and toilet facilities. The main Meeting Room can be expanded on request for bigger meetings by opening a retractable screen into the adjoining lobby. By use of a similar screen the classroom can be sub-divide into two rooms when required. There is a library with internet access. Along with Wolverhampton Friends there are 26 other user groups making use of the facilities throughout the year. The Meeting House is a fully accessible and user-friendly building on one level.

 

Main Entrance

           

    Side view of Meeting House                                            Sunday Meeting     

       

                    The Library                                       Chess Group in the Children's Room

Main Meeting Room set up for DVD

Meeting for Worship.   Held every Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m., followed by tea / coffee and biscuits. 

Children's Class.  Every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month.

Discussion / Study Sessions  - click here for details.

Enquiries. Contact the Resident Warden (Tel..01902 426 220)

Location.  Friends' Meeting House, 8b Summerfield Road (off Bath Road), Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton.    The Meeting House is not visible from Summerfield Road as it is set back behind the Consulting Rooms of the doctors at number 8 Summerfield Road. You cross the doctors car park to reach the Meeting House and its car park.

 

Parking. Twelve spaces on the Meeting House site. On Sundays, Saturday afternoons and in the evenings there is parking available on the adjacent Consulting Room car park in front of the Meeting House.  There is ample parking elsewhere at all times when Wolverhampton Wanders FC are not playing at home.

Directions.     (To download and print a copy of these directions click here.)

By Road

If you enter the town from the west on the A41, this is the Tettenhall Road into the city. Turn left at the traffic lights at Chapel Ash into Bath Road, then turn left again into Summerfield Road. (Road signed Friends Meeting House)

If you enter the town from the west on the A454, continue straight on at the traffic lights at Chapel Ash into Bath Road, then take the first left into Summerfield Road. (Road signed Friends Meeting House)

If you enter the town from any other direction, turn on to the Ring Road and drive anti-clockwise around it. Follow the ring road until you reach a large sunken island with signs for Shrewsbury (A41) & Bridgnorth (A454). DO NOT TURN. Continue straight on across the island on the Ring Road and take the next available slip road left turn into Bath Road. (This goes behind the brewery building and is road signed Friends Meeting House). Continue along Bath Road until you reach Summerfield Road (2nd right). Turn right and number 8 is the last building on the left.

Travelling by bus or train

1) Take Bus 1, opposite the Art Gallery to Tettenhall (more frequent) or at the Bus Station take bus 10 (Stand G, to Perton), alight at the first bus stop in Tettenhall Road, or 890, 891, 892 (stand B, to Bridgnorth/Telford, alight at the first bus stop in Compton Road). There is a pedestrian crossing if you walk back into Chapel Ash.  Then turn right into Meadow Street and walk to the end. Cross over the road junction at Bath Road and continue on across this junction into Summerfield Road (Following the Meeting House road sign).

2) Take the 25 bus from the Bus Station (Stand C) to Bath Road (Rear of the brewery). Alight on Bath Road outside the rear entrance of the brewery and cross the road. Walk almost to the end of Bath Road away from the ring road and take the second right into Summerfield Road (Following the Meeting House road sign)

Travelling by coach

From the Coach Station at Faulkland Street (ĺ mile from the Meeting House).  Walk out of the coach station to the inner ring road. Turn right to walk anti-clockwise around the ring road (This is St Peterís section of the Ring Road).  Continue on the inner ring road (St Andrews).  Cross every junction, then right into Bath Road (past the swimming baths.  Walk along Bath Road, and take the second right into Summerfield Road (signed Friends Meeting House).

Walking or Cycling

Route A: Walking or cycling from the Bus Station or Railway Station (One mile distance from the Meeting House). Starting from the bus drop off point or front entrance of the station, walk straight ahead away from the station. (This is Railway Drive). Go past the Britannia Hotel which will be on your left and continue straight on (This is Lichfield Street). Continue straight on to cross every junction to Queens Square (This has all the major banks on it). Continue straight on and walk downhill (This is Darlington Street )Keep going crossing every junction to the bottom of the hill. This is Chapel Ash Traffic Island. Walk anti-clockwise around the traffic island. Use the pedestrian controlled crossing to cross the inner ring road. Having crossed you are looking into the brewery grounds. Turn right and walk around the perimeter anti-clockwise into Bath Road. Walk along Bath Road take the second right into Summerfield Road (Road signed Friends Meeting House).

Route B:  Walking from Bus Station or Railway Station (One mile distance from the Meeting House). Starting from the bus drop off point or front entrance of the station. Walk to the Station Car Park and follow the path going under the Railway Drive Bridge. Turn right to walk anti-clockwise around the ring road (This is the St Patrickís section of the Ring Road). Continue on the inner ring road crossing four road junctions (In turn you will walk along is St Peters and St Andrews section of the Ring Road). Continue to cross every junction to Bath Road (pass the swimming baths). Turn right into Bath Road. Walk along Bath Road take the second right into Summerfield Road (Road signed Friends Meeting House).

Route C:  Walking from the Coach Station at Faulkland Street (Half mile distance from the Meeting House). Starting from the coach drop off point, walk out of the coach station to the inner ring road. Turn right to walk anti-clockwise around the ring road (This is St Patricks section of the Ring Road). Continue on the inner ring road crossing two road junctions (In turn you will walk along is St Peters and St Andrews section of the Ring Road). Continue to cross every junction to Bath Road (past the swimming baths). Turn right into Bath RoadWalk along Bath Road take the second right into Summerfield Road (Road signed Friends Meeting House).

Activities & Study Sessions at Wolverhampton FMH

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