Stone Meeting

The Quaker Meeting at Stone was established in 1978 by two local Friends, Peter and Joan Holland. For several years we met in their home, but then we moved to a room in St Dominic’s Priory where we remained for several more years before returning to the Friends’ home while we sought more permanent accommodation. In 2003, we moved to rented accommodation in Stone’s restored Victorian Railway Station, which has proved ideal for our purpose, despite the high speed trains.

Photo of the front of Stone Railway Station

Meeting for Worship

The Covid-19 virus has meant we’ve had to change our arrangements for the next few months.

Sunday Meetings are held both online and face to face at Stoke Railway Station. Please call us if you need more information

Online Meeting: 9.30am – 10.00am

Face to face Meeting: 11.00 – 11.30am – you will need to be free of Covid-19 symptoms and wear a face mask. If travelling from a distance please call 01785 814129 to confirm that the Station will be open on the day you are visiting.

Children

Children are very welcome. Please call us in advance so that activities can be organised for them.

Special Events

These are held two or three times a year. We’ve enjoyed weekends at the Quaker Centres in Woodbrooke (Birmingham) , Charney Manor (Oxfordshire), Glenthorne (Lake District) and Swarthmoor Hall (Cumbria), where friends can relax during the day and enjoy a social evening on Saturday and worship together on Sunday morning.

Day trips are many and varied but always to somewhere of interest with a good lunch included where possible! Visits have included Quaker Meetings in Shropshire and Derbyshire, a copper mine, Cadbury World, the Centre for Alternative Technology, the National Maritime Museum, a sculptor’s studio, the Greenbelt Festival, an industrial museum, Friends House in London and journeys on the canal.

Enquiries

Contact the Clerks by e-mail: stoneclerks@pm.me

‘First time’ enquirers can find out more by telephoning 01785814129

Location

Stone Railway Station Community Centre, Station Approach, Stone.

Parking

There is ample parking in front of the station and along Station Approach.

Directions

From Newcastle Street turn into Margaret Street, then turn left into Station Road. Continue along Station Road then turn left into Station Approach immediately before the level crossing.