Glasgow Quaker Meeting

About us

Glasgow Quaker Meeting House is located at 38 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PS and has level access at the back door and an accessible toilet: there is a lift to all floors and we have an induction loop for the hard of hearing.

Please do not hesitate to contact us in advance on 0141 248 8493 if you have concerns about access.

Meeting for Worship Times

·      Sunday, 11am - 12 noon at Glasgow Quaker Meeting House and Wednesday, 12.30 - 1.00pm (followed by a light lunch)

·      An informal group of Quakers in the Renfrewshire area meet every 2 months for a mixture of worship and discussion in one of our houses on a Friday evening at 7.30pm.  Please contact Martin Mansell 01505 842380, mamansell69 [at] gmail.com.

Our Meetings are open to all and we offer a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join us for worship every Sunday morning at 11 am. We are a large meeting, as Quaker meetings go, with around fifty to seventy people of all ages.

We are delighted to welcome families with children into our Meeting. We have a group of Willing Helpers (who will also have provided references) who every Sunday work to an annual programme that, using some Central Quaker resources as well as local ideas, aims to help children develop Quaker values and to take a full part in the Meeting as a whole. Although Children’s Meeting happens in our Rainbow Room, children join the main Meeting for the last ten minutes of Meeting for Worship. We aim to have “special” activities every 1st and 3rd Sunday.

Besides gathering on Sundays and Wednesdays for Meetings for Worship, groups of Friends meet in each others’ houses in Creative Listening Groups and sometimes more formally in ‘Light Groups’. We also have Bible Study groups that meet regularly on Sunday afternoons and at other times we have run courses on, for instance, ‘Liberation Theology’, the work of the Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, etc.

On the last Monday of each month, there is a meeting of the Quaker Healing Group at 7.45 pm in the Meeting House. This group is a branch of the Friends Fellowship of Healing.

From time to time, Glasgow Quakers put on a programme called Quaker Quest which is aimed at enquirers (or newish attenders of our meeting). It allows people to experience Quaker worship, to hear why being a Quaker matters to us, to talk to each other and to us about it and get an idea of the sort of people we are.

Regularly Members of Glasgow Quaker Meeting hold a Meeting for Worship outside the North Gate of Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base on the Gare Loch to pursue our witness against Nuclear Weapons.

We also have rooms for hire to charitable organisations

Contact details

Clerk: Daphne Wassermann (glasgowquakers [at] yahoo.com)

0141 248 8493

Meeting place

Glasgow Quaker Meeting House

The Meeting House is:

  • Across the street, and 70 yards from Charing Cross Station
  • A 12 minute walk from Glasgow Central Station
  • A 20 minute walk from Glasgow Queen Street Station
  • 30 yards from Charing Cross multi-storey car park
  • 100 yards from the Kings Theatre

Bus routes:

  • Sauchiehall Street and Bath Street: 3, 4/4A, 15, 19/19A, 77
  • Holland Street: 18
  • Vincent Street: 2

 

Outreach from Glasgow Quaker Meeting

Meeting House library

The Meeting House library, located on the ground floor, is available to members and attenders whenever the Meeting House is open.  It holds a wide range of books (and some journals and other media) on subjects of interest to Friends, including Quaker thought and practice, Biographies of Quakers and Quaker history; Social concerns (e.g., climate change, poverty) and Peace testimony, non-violence and conscientious objection

Latest additions to the library are listed here.

Glasgow Meeting also has the following social media pages:

Facebook accounts:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/GlasgowQuakers.

The Facebook page is for all Members, Attenders and friends of Glasgow Quakers, or anyone seeking Quakers in Glasgow.

It is for sharing up to date information about events, Quakerly discussion and for reaching out to the wider community; for floating new ideas, and for being creative.

Younger Friends also have their own Facebook at Glasgow Young Quakers.  It is a group for young adult Quakers (and Quaker-adjacent folks) in and around Glasgow. Young is loosely defined: under 35ish.

 Quaker Forum

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