Bedminster Quakers

 

Our bright meeting room overlooks a large garden which has lawn, shrubs, trees and birds. Our Meetings for Worship together are simple – we sit in a room with others and settle into silence. Sometimes someone may feel inspired to stand and speak briefly. We find this way of worship draws us together and may bring us closer to a power beyond ourselves.

At present, October 2020, we are able to worship in a socially distanced manner with limited numbers each Sunday morning. If you would like to come, please contact us so that we can ensure we do not exceed safe numbers. We ask every person attending to wear a mask, sanitise their hands and follow the COVID secure procedures put in place for everyone’s protection. In addition to the Meeting in the Meeting House, we also host a Zoom Meeting for Worship for those who are unable to join us in person.  Every other Sunday we blend both the Meeting in person and the Zoom Meeting, bringing our community closer together in this uncertain time. Newcomers are very welcome and to enquire about joining our worship, please contact our clerk.

Older children and their parents or carers are welcome to join us in the Meeting House, and we welcome families to join us on Zoom. We are currently unable to offer a children’s learning session face to face at the moment, though our Children’s Meeting committee arranges virtual meetings. To find out more about our children and young people’s programme, please get in touch (see below).

Meeting times

Covid-19  We currently offer two options for Sunday Worship: Meeting in the Meeting House (pre-arranged, maximum 18 persons) and virtual Meeting for Worship held on Zoom.

Meeting for Worship in person: Sunday 10.00am, please contact our clerk if you are thinking of joining us.

Zoom Meeting for Worship: Sunday 10.00am, please contact our clerk for more details.

Children’s programme: Please contact our clerk for more details.

Contacts

Bedminster Meeting Clerk

Gillian Smith

0117 963 4712 or email   bedminster.clerks@bristolquakers.org.uk

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Location

Address: Wedmore Vale, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5HX

Getting here: 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.

By bus, take the number 90 to Wedmore Vale.

The history of the meeting

Towards the end of the 19th century, Redland Quakers set up an Adult School in Princess Street, Bedminster, to provide education (with a strong religious base) for the people of what was then a very deprived area. Gradually, a new Quaker Meeting emerged and was recognised. When the area was redeveloped in the early 1950s, a new Meeting House was built in Wedmore Vale.

Nowadays, Bedminster Meeting serves people to the south and east of the city. Many people from the meeting engage in work for peace and justice and support organisations that help vulnerable people locally and further afield. We promote fair trade and support environmental awareness and sustainable living.