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Bedminster Quaker Meeting House.

picture of Bedminster Quaker Meeting House.

Meeting time: Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10.45am, Everyone welcome. Children’s meeting 2nd & 4th Sundays. Shared lunch 2nd Sunday.
Address: Wedmore Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5HX. MAP

Telephone: Telephone: For further information, contact the Clerk, for further information contact the Clerk: Chrissie Williams on 0117 923 0020.

Email: bedminsterclerk@gmail.com.

Location

Bedminster Meeting House is in the south of the city, on the east side of Wedmore Vale near the junction with Marksbury Road. There is space for parking cars in the Meeting House forecourt and in Wedmore Vale.

Bus 90 to Wedmore Vale.

The Meeting Today

Bedminster is one of the smaller Meetings with 30 members, and there are normally 10 to 20 worshipping on a Sunday morning. The main room looks onto an attractive area of grass, shrubs and trees. We welcome visitors whom we hope will be able to stay to join us for tea or coffee after Meeting for Worship.

We have a children’s meeting on 2nd and 4th Sundays and a regular Meeting for Learning following a shortened Meeting for Worship on 2nd Sundays. On 2nd Sundays we have a sharing lunch, often with a guest speaker.

Friends and attenders from the meeting engage in a wide variety of work for peace and justice and support organisations that help the homeless, prisoners, people with addiction issues and other vulnerable people locally and further afield. We promote fair trade and encourage environmental awareness.

Our premises are occupied during the week by Dance Voice - an organisation providing therapy for groups and individuals, practitioner training courses, and a centre with resources. www.dancevoice.org.uk

History

Towards the end of the 19th century, Friends of Redland Meeting set up an Adult School in Princess Street, Bedminster, to provide for the people of what was then a very deprived area. The purpose of the Adult School was educational but with a strong religious base.

Gradually, a new Quaker Meeting emerged and was recognised. With the redevelopment of the area for light industry in the early 1950s, the new Meeting House was built in Wedmore Vale.

Room Hire

Rooms are available to hire at reasonable rates on some evenings and at the weekend.

For further information, please contact Barney Smith on 0117 239 9331 or email: barneysmith47@gmail.com 

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