Staffordshire’s first purpose-built Meeting House was built at Leek in 1697. In fact, in those days the Staffordshire Moorlands were the real stronghold of Quakerism in the county, with about 200 people attending various meetings in private houses. Following a general decline in numbers in the 19th century, the Leek Meeting House closed in 1848, re-opened 1880, but closed again 16 years later, when it was leased to the ‘William Morris Labour Church’. At the start of the 20th century Quakerism became more open and liberal, and numbers started to increase. In 1939 the Leek Meeting House was re-opened as a Quaker meeting, and has remained so ever since.
If you would like to read more about the history of Quakers in Leek click here.
Leek Meeting House from the Outside
Meeting for Worship
Held every Sunday from 11.00 am to 12.00 noon, followed by tea / coffee and biscuits. All are welcome to attend, Quaker or not.
None at present.
Contact Linda Skellam (Tel..01538 384 882)
Friends’ Meeting House, Overton Bank, Leek, ST13 5ES.
Directions. From whichever direction you are travelling, head for the section of A520 that links the A523 to the A53. Then turn into High Street where you will find a public car park. The rear of the Meeting House can be seen from the car park. To get to the entrance of the MH walk to the A523, then turn left. You will find the entrance on the left in about 30 yards.
There is a public car park nearby.
Contact: Linda Skellam
The Meeting House and its facilities have recently been refurbished and are now available to the general public for hire. The facilities include the main meeting room, a small kitchen and unisex toilets (including disabled toilet) on the ground floor. Upstairs there is a smaller meeting room and the main kitchen.
Our hire fees are : £15.00 for a session upstairs: £25.00 for downstairs. A session is a morning, afternoon or evening.