Stafford 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.

Front of Stafford Meeting House from the car park.

Meetings for Worship

Every Sunday from 10.30 am to 11.30 am

You are welcome to stay on for a drink and / or a chat if you would like to.

Children’s Meeting

Children and young people are always welcome. Please enquire whether separate provision may be available on a Sunday.

We are an inclusive place of worship

We aim to be an inclusive place of worship, if you have any queries or concerns please contact us at – stafford@quaker.org.uk.

You may find the following link useful?
Quaker Gender and Sexual Diversity Community: qgsbc.org.uk

We affirm the love of God for all people, whatever their sexual orientation…

Quaker Faith and Practice, Wandsworth Preparative Meeting 1989

With glad hearts we acknowledge and affirm the trans and gender diverse Friends in our Quaker communities

Minute 31, Yearly Meeting 2021

City of Sanctuary UK

‘Stafford Quakers are committed to the principles of City of Sanctuary whereby we support refugees and asylum seekers’. City of Sanctuary UK – https://cityofsanctuary.org

Access to our garden

Please feel free to use our rear garden for a time of quiet reflection, being sensitive to other Meeting House users.

Disabled access

There is a ramp to the front of the building and the entrance door is wide enough for a wheel chair. If you require any further information please contact us.

Room lettings

Enquiries to sqbookings@yahoo.com

Other enquiries:

Email: stafford@quaker.org.uk
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.

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. 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 Station we are a short walk from the town centre (sign posted). From the Market Square – head north along the pedestrianised main street. Cross over the roundabout at Foregate Street (A34 to Stone). The Meeting House is about another 100 metres on the right.