Glasgow Quaker Meeting

About us

We are a large Meeting, as Quaker Meetings go, with around forty people worshipping each Sunday, twenty or more in person  

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. 

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.

Contact details

Wardens: glasgowquakers [at] yahoo.com

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

Overseers: overseers [at] glasgowquakers.org.uk

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

Meeting place

Glasgow Quaker Meeting House

Meeting House

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

Bus routes:

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

 Accessibility

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.

Outreach from Glasgow Quaker Meeting

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 the recent 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.

Recently, we have been able to re-start our Meetings for Worship at the gates of the Faslane Naval Base: here are two photos from our latest Meeting.

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Note the copy of Faith and Practice on the rock!

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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 will be delivering this year's Swarthmore Lecture.

There are seven other YouTube videos available, describing examples of Quaker outreach by members of Glasgow Meeting:

Doreen Osborne (Volunteering during lockdown for Glasgow's Covid-19 Mutual Aid.Group)

Barbara Robinson (Eco Bricks)

Zem Moffat (Clutter Chat)

Ruth Wilkinson (The Trussell Trust)

Steve Koepplinger (Get Go Teams)

Michael Hutchinson (Quaker Concern for the Abolition of Torture)

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.

Glasgow Meeting also has the following social media pages:

Facebook accounts:

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!

Twitter: Our Twitter page is here

Instagram: Follow us on Instagram here

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