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.

We wish all our hirers, staff, visitors and Friends to stay well and you to take care in our building to prevent transmission of infections.

Join us for meetings of Worship

Meeting for Worship is at 10.30am on Sundays with a time for reflection at 12noon on Wednesdays. Accompanied children are always welcome but special provision for them is made on the first Sunday of the month.

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Hiring and parking at Colchester Quaker Meeting House

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