Glasgow Quaker Meeting
We are a large Meeting, as Quaker Meetings go, with around forty people worshipping each Sunday.
Our Meetings are open to all and we offer a warm welcome to anyone who would like to join us for worship in person or via Zoom.
Meeting for Worship Times
Sunday 11 -12 am and Wednesday 12.30 -1.00
All meetings can also be joined via zoom. Please contact clerk [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk for details of the links.
If you are new to Friends, a leaflet entitled Your first time at Quaker Meeting can be downloaded as a PDF file from the Quakers in Britain website.
COVID-19 limitations:We are no longer limiting the numbers in the Meeting House, nor keeping a list of those attending.
On 12 June 2022 it was agreed that masks would no longer be required at present for those attending Meeting for Worship. We advise Friends who wish to wear a mask to use an FFP2 mask.
Time for stillness: 8-8.30am Tuesdays on Zoom. A half hour space for quiet reflection. All welcome.
We also have rooms for hire to organisations whose aims are in sympathy with Quaker views: please follow the link under Charity meeting space above.
Wardens: glasgowquakers [at] yahoo.com
Mobile: 07761 096664; Landline: 0141 248 8493
Clerk: Daphne Wassermann clerk [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk
We also have the following generic email addresses for specific people or committees in Glasgow Meeting:
Children's committee: children [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk
Communication, Outreach and Media committee:coms-committee [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk ( )coms-committee [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk
Elders:elders [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk ( )elders [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk
Hospitality committee: hospitality [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk
Meeting librarian: librarian [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk
Email list distributor: mailinglist [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk
Pastoral Care: Pastoralcare [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk
Treasurer: Treasurer [at] glasgowquakers.org.ukTreasurer [at] glasgowquakers.org ()
Roomhire [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk (Room hire: )Roomhire [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk
Glasgow Meeting also has the following social media pages:
Glasgow Meeting has a Facebook page under Glasgow Quakers, while younger Friends have their own Facebook page at Glasgow Young Quakers. This is a group for young adult Quakers (and Quaker-adjacent folks) in and around Glasgow. Young is loosely defined: under 35ish. The younger Friends have also produced a Glasgow Meeting Community Playlist which consists of 24 songs spanning classical to country, so hopefully something for everyone!
Glasgow Quaker Meeting House is located at 38 Elmbank Crescent, Glasgow G2 4PS and 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
- Sauchiehall Street and Bath Street: 3, 4/4A, 15, 19/19A, 77
- Holland Street: 18
- St. Vincent Street: 2
The front entrance on Elmbank Crescent has steps with a handrail and may not be suitable for all visitors
A level entrance is available to the rear accessed via Elmbank Crescent Lane, where there is accessible parking.
There is a fully accessible toilet at rear (basement level) designed for independent use: space may be restricted for persons requiring assistance.
There is a lift and stairs to other floors, which has the capacity to take most wheelchair users.
In the event of a lift failure, fire or power cut, everyone must descend stairs to leave Meeting Room.
Please contact us on 0141 248 8493 for more information, or if you think you might need a Personal Emergency Egress Plan.
We also have an induction loop for those with a hearing impediment.
Activities of Glasgow Quakers
Members of the Meeting work with refugees, asylum seekers, the homeless, at food banks and in prison. Others are involved in community building and interfaith activities. There are also regular walking groups, shared meals and occasional other social events.
During COP26, Glasgow Friends took part in a number of activities as well as hosting visitors from many parts of the world. The recent edition of Quaker included this article on Quakers at COP26.
Group discusions/worship sharing
We invite you to join a worship sharing/discussion group to consider how we individually and together approach our Quaker spiritual journey.
For a number of years, the Learning Group in Glasgow has arranged various discussion/worship sharing groups. At West Scotland Area Meeting on 19 August it was agreed that Local Meetings with such events happening would consider offering them across West Scotland. So these group meetings are open to you, wherever in the Area Meeting you worship.
From Autumn 2023 through to early 2024 we will meet in small fellowship groups, to share our experience together. We will use as a prompt the materials you can see noted below; this is not an intellectual exercise: instead, it is one of the Spirit. The sessions will be opportunities for sharing and learning from one another. We hope they will provide a space to develop spiritual friendships , enriching ourselves as well as our Quaker communities.
We will share together rather than learn together. But we would hope to develop our spiritual friendships as we do this, enriching ourselves as well as our Quaker communities.
Reflective sessions on Five Way-Markers on the Quaker Spiritual Journey
- Being Still
- Being Guided
- Being Discerning
- Being Adventurous
- Being Faithful
These materials were created by the Quaker tutor Stuart Masters, and we are grateful to him.
We hope that as many people in Glasgow meeting as possible will join these groups for friends, attenders and enquirers in person, and that those from further afield will opt to join by zoom. All across the Area Meeting are most welcome!
We will try to arrange small groups with roughly 1.5 to 2 hours sessions held each month, hosted and facilitated by various Quaker members and attenders – we are optimistic that the variety of times and venues offered will mean most people can join a group; each will follow the same format.
There are opportunities for people to become facilitators or hosts or to work alongside a more seasoned facilitator and this is a service to our community , and can be very rewarding too -please see the space on the form if you are interested in this.
The form to return to tell us you are interested in being involved, and what times suit you is here. Please return this by Friday 15 September if you would like to take part.
Glasgow Quaker Climate Cafe meets once a month, both in person, with a light supper first, and on Zoom. Its members aim to share information and reactions to the climate crisis and to support one another in climate-related actions, Contact us at glasgowquakers.climatecafe [at] gmail.com.
There are large boulders that you can sit on but you might prefer to bring a folding chair. Wear suitable outdoor clothes for the weather. We are usually joined by members of the Faslane Peace Camp.
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Helen Minnis of Glasgow Meeting and Paul Parker, Recording Clerk, produced a video discussing Glasgow's colonial history and the implications for Quakers which is available on YouTube (note: it is preceded by an advertisement). Helen delivered the 2022 Swarthmore Lecture to the whole of Britain Yearly Meeting.
There are seven other YouTube videos available, describing examples of Quaker outreach by members of Glasgow Meeting:
Mary Kennedy (Amma Birth Companions) : courtesy of Amma
Janey Andrews joined a Quaker podcast for Christian Aid's Lent podcast series and it can be heard here.