Lewes Quakers

Open hearts, open minds

Quakers try to live in truth, peace, simplicity and equality, finding God in ourselves and in those around us.  Our meetings for worship offer a welcoming opportunity for spiritual exploration.

Meetings for Worship from July 2024

Sunday morning Meeting for Worship from 10:30 until 11:30 
(Blended meeting i.e. Meeting House and Zoom)

We have a blended Meeting for Worship on Sunday mornings. This connects those worshipping online by Zoom with those in the Meeting House. If you’d like to join the online worship and haven’t done so far, please email the clerks for joining instructions.

However you choose to join us, our meeting begins at 10:30 for one hour and all are most welcome.

Sunday morning children’s Meeting from 10:30 until 11:30 

Children’s Meeting meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of every month. Secondary school aged children have the option of joining a discussion group in the Friends Meeting House library on the 4th Sunday of each month at 10.30am before joining main meeting at 11.20am. Please contact: saralucytodd@yahoo.co.uk or call on 07857 058219 for further details.

Link to Sunday morning children’s page

Sunday evening Meeting for Worship from 18:00 until 18:30

Sunday evening Meeting for Worship takes place on the second Sunday of the month at the Meeting House. All welcome.

Wednesday mid-week Meeting for Worship from 12:30 until 13:00

We hold a mid-week Meeting for Worship on Wednesdays at 12:30. All welcome.

 

How to find us

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Friends Meeting House
Friars Walk
LEWES
BN7 2LE

E: quakermeetinghouselewes@gmail.com

Registered Charity 1173819

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New entrance gate on Styles Field

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Re-opening Event 10th May 2024 – Press Release

Quakers re-open historic meeting house in the heart of Lewes.

Lewes Quaker Meeting House, on Friars Walk, officially re-opened its doors 10th May, after an 18 month project to make the building both accessible and sustainable.

This historic listed building has been adapted by architect Joanna Saady of Ecotecture and Valley Builders to create a new step-free accessible entrance. A light and spacious foyer leads along the side of the building to the main meeting room and a cosy room suitable for small groups or 1:1 sessions. The community room, kitchen and library have also been modernised and are accessible for group use.

‘We’re delighted to once again play an important role in the life of the community here in Lewes,” said John Ashcroft. “This meeting house first opened in 1784 and since then we have welcomed generations of people to share this culturally important space. We can now support the community with an accessible meeting house that offers rooms for hire as well as providing a warm, sustainable living space for a small family in the flat upstairs.”

The meeting house has been refurbished with sustainability in mind, with internal insulation making the upstairs flat warmer and easier to heat and heat pumps providing warmth for the whole building.

“It is so important that Lewes, a historic town with lots of cobbles and old buildings, has another accessible building for the community. We’re delighted the building has been preserved and future-proofed for all the residents of Lewes to use and enjoy.”

Quakers are known for their work for peace and climate justice and have been meeting in Lewes since 1655. Friends (Quakers) continue to meet in Lewes on Sunday mornings at 10.30am and on Wednesdays at 12.30pm. All are welcome, including families and children.