Colchester Quaker Meeting House

Quakers have been active in Colchester for more than three centuries. Some eighty local Friends were imprisoned for their faith during the religious persecution of the seventeenth century, the best known of whom was James Parnell, who died in Colchester Castle at the age of 19. Many others were ridiculed, beaten and fined, but they continued to live and worship in the Quaker way.

Quakers do not have creeds and we will not tell people what to believe. We are active in working for peace and justice. Quakers seek to answer that of God in all people, without regard to race, creed, gender or sexual orientation. Our faith is lived out in our lives, not just for an hour on Sundays.

Colchester Meeting House is a town centre venue accessible by public transport.  We have rooms available for hire during the week by groups whose aims do not conflict with Quaker beliefs.


Join us for meetings of Worship

We hope that you will join us for our Meetings for Worship which are held at 10:30 each Sunday. You do not have to be a member to join in with our meetings.


Parking at Colchester Quaker Meeting House

Limited parking at the meeting house.  Multi-storey car park on Balkerne Hill, 4 minutes walk to the meeting house.